This morning I had to get blood drawn in anticipation of a routine doctor’s appointment, so I didn’t get started early. After I got home from the lab, I patched the hole in the foyer ceiling that we had made to complete the plumbing connections for the bathtub above it. There haven’t been any leaks since I repaired that broken piece on the second day.
At 11:00, I went over to Windsor Point Road to meet a woman from Habitat for Humanity. Janie had set up an appointment with them last week, because there are some appliances and other items that we wanted to donate. Habitat will have their people come in and disconnect the appliances and remove them from the house. We could have sold some of the items on Craig’s List, but since we live about 40 minutes from Windsor Point Road, we thought it would be easier and better to donate the items rather than have them thrown into the landfill when the house is demolished. Habitat will take the two refrigerators, the range, the microwave, the dryer, and the four window air conditioners that we had offered. Additionally, they will probably take the electrical panel (after the power is disconnected), the boiler (for the hot-water heating system), the 60′s era vanity in the main floor bathroom, the 50′s era sink in the upstairs bathroom, most of the light fixtures, and the back doors of the house (on the day of or the day before demolition). As she was leaving, she mentioned that the fire department might want to use the house as a training site, which could reduce our demolition costs and give us a tax break of some kind. so I called the Norfolk Fire Department when I got home to see, and they might be interested. We have to get the demolition permit approved before we contact them again, though. We’ll see. It might be interesting to have the house burned down, and it would be great if it saved some demolition costs.
While I was gone, Janie worked on grouting the shower surround in the OAFMB bathroom. She got most of it done before lunch, and finished it after lunch. It’s a lot of work to grout tile, especially wall tile.
After lunch I cased the new closet door in the OAFMB, and the entrance door to the OAFMB. I still need to case the OAFMB bathroom door.