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Wed, Apr. 15th, 2009 11:38 am
More awful than you could possibly imagine...

I've been doing demo in the attic to prepare for the daughter on the way. Right now the ceiling is coming out. Taking down the plaster is no problem, but underneath the lathe there is literally a century of what appears to be coal dust - an inch thick layer of disgusting black fines which get everywhere. When Tara's dad was helping me last weekend, he left the door to downstairs open - twice - and we've been cleaning for days trying to get the black dust off of everything. I also almost lost my right thumb nail in an accident. I keep telling myself it will all be worth it in the end though.

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telephasic
telephasic
Grim And Frostbitten Gay Bar
Fri, Apr. 17th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)

Sort of. Right now there are two "bedrooms" upstairs, the front one is our computer room, the back one is the bedroom. If we don't add more space, we'll have to get rid of our dining room to make space for computers. Also, there's a landing which is a step lower between the rooms, and I'm worried about tripping and falling with baby in hand (I do it occasionally as is)

The attic is essentially the size of two bedrooms, with the stairs coming up in the middle. We're planning on making the back half our new bedroom, and the front half into a nursery. When she's bigger she can move downstairs into her own room.


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surly_monkey
surly_monkey
dopetastic m. silk
Thu, Apr. 16th, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)

ugh-sounds unpleasant. but hopefully it will be all worth it when you have a brand-new exciting useful attic space!


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doom1n1bass
doom1n1bass
The Absolute Digimatic
Thu, Apr. 16th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)

You might want to consider hanging a few sheets of plastic between the door and the area you are working in, cut into flaps, kind of like a car wash. You can also have a spray bottle on hand. Wet dust doesn't fly. Spraying it while stirring up the dust can save you cleaning time later.


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