Thursday, January 12, 2012

Day 3..............

As I sit here right now, I am hearing some sort of saw or sander or something making LOTS of noise and probably just as much dust.  I keep telling myself it's only for a short time and the outcome will be so worth it!  Yesterday, the old floor came up...both layers of old linoleum and probably a sub floor.  This was all under the laminate we had put down a few years ago.  We should have taken it clear down then, but we didn't.  All that is left is the old boards.  The contractor thinks the kitchen was added at some point because the studs aren't native timber like the rest of the house. It also doesn't have the oak floor that is in the rest of the house.  I will get a picture of that tomorrow since I don't want to go in and look like a goof ball taking a picture of the floor with everyone watching!!  Here are the pictures of how it looked last night.  Nothing too exciting!!

We do know the utility room was added at some point as well. Maybe they were at the same time.  I really wish I knew or could see pictures of what it once was like.  It has seen so much change in its almost 100 years.   This chunk of concrete  was in the middle of the floor in the utility room....would love to know why this is here.  Maybe it was an old step??!

The electrician is also here today.  We are putting in lots of can lights and outlets above the cupboards.  I think we will need sunglasses to go out there.  Much better than now where you can't see much of anything!

Okay, last night's Crock Pot meal was a success.  Here is the recipe....

Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

6 frozen skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 (12 oz) bottle of BBQ sauce
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 T Worcestershire sauce

Place chicken in slow cooker.  In a bowl, mix the BBQ sauce, salad dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce.  Pour over chicken.
Cover and cook 3-4 hours on High or 6-8 on Low.

I drained the sauce off and kept it in another bowl. Then shredded the chicken, put it back in the crock pot and added the sauce.  It was less soupy that way. 

Well, guess that's it for today.  Thanks for following the progress!! 



  1. How fun! I love the idea of old hidden treasures lurking beneath the floor. I just love old houses! Cant wait to see how the project goes!~

  2. Thank God for crock pots and gas grills! Both were put to good use when we remodeled our kitchen. Plus remodeling was a good excuse to get carry-out pizza.

    Isn't it fun to see how an old house gives you clues on how it was once used? If you look closely, walls do talk.

  3. I love the floors being stripped down. Are you going with hardwood? It is fum to try and surmise the origin of some of the unique points of an older home. Chicken sounds awesome!


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