Exchange Renovations – Part 1

Last night 5 men embarked on a journey to take out a load bearing wall and replace it with an appropriate support system.

The offending wall

The offending wall

The funny thing is that four of us are really desk jockey’s. But we all have a strong work ethic and got busy stripping walls and all kinds of other demolition.

The offending wall a little closer to being knocked down.

The offending wall a little closer to being knocked down.

A little more demolition and we were ready to raise the supports and start chipping away at the wall. Tearing down a wall is hard work and as I type this my whole body aches and I have blisters and gashes all over my hands and arms. Even my finger muscles hurt.

This is how far we got by 12 AM

This is how far we got by 12 AM

Ii may not look like much but I promise you that was a lot of work done in the 6 1/2 hours we were there. I just want to say a special thanks to the guys who worked last night.

They are (in alphabetical order) Clark Bryant, Ed Curry, Zach Skaggs, and Kevin Stover. And a very special shout out to my wife who got us food and beverages for the work night.

There is a lot more to be done over the next week and a half so if you want to be involved please let me know when you are available and we will find something for you to do. More to come.