Well, here we are, drying out the basement again. This time we chose to do some of the demolition ourselves. The contents were all out on Friday thanks to Laura and the kids (The Girl had a Pro-D day, and The Boy had been up in the middle of the night shifting boxes and furniture, and called in sick). Then, over the course of the … Continue reading Drywall removal
Why are those balloons floating just off the floor like that? Remember the flood we had in January? Well, we thought we had fixed it all and capped off the floor drain. Tonight’s heavy rain has come in through the basement door instead. Because we discovered it at ten o’clock, we have really struggled to get a pump here. There is now about four inches … Continue reading Not again!
There is a silver lining when your basement gets flooded: you get to put everything back a little bit better. In the case of the photo studio, which resides behind the monitor in my home office under the layout, I had never liked having to move the monitor out of the way. First of all, it was never truly out of the way, and I … Continue reading Photo studio gets a makeover
Wow, construction sure goes a lot faster when teams of professionals show up and work all day, rather than a lone amateur burning the midnight oil! Today, all the cabinets in the train room were reinstalled. So, this weekend we can excavate Mt Flood and get some tools out. As we say in street hockey: Game On! Continue reading Flood update – Game On!
I was overwhelmed by the number of people curious about the state of our basement recovery at the Railway Modellers Meet last weekend. Today we made some serious progress, when Matt, the conscientious floor installer put most of the subfloor down. Like every other worker who has come to our rescue, Matt took one look at the layout, and almost ran for the hills. Fortunately, … Continue reading Update on the Flood
There is not much more of this virtual modelling I can stand before I need to get physical again! What’s more, there are some parts of 622 that need to integrate with commercial parts. So tonight I took to the garage, knife and tape in hand, to dig through the pile of boxes that I have dubbed “Mount Flood.” I found only one of the … Continue reading Excavating Mt Flood
As we don’t want another flood, the Boy and I spent more than an hour getting at the offending floor drain today. Naturally, it is under a stud (supporting an electrical outlet), and so, it wasn’t a simple matter to get at it. The hole is simply straight through the concrete, 3 1/2 inches in diameter. Rona and Home Depot were no help whatsoever in … Continue reading Flood update: but of course it’s under a stud!