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! Advertisements 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!
Over the past couple of days, OnSide has made further progress toward remediating the flood. The cabinets were removed on Monday afternoon, and heaped in the middle of the floor. Most of them were moved to a warehouse yesterday, except the big one, which doesn’t fit up the stairs. The movers protected it and fixed it to a trolley so the flooring people can move … Continue reading Flood update: cabinets removed
Demolition starts tomorrow, and that is somewhat incompatible with fine models. So today, they all went into boxes. Most of my stock fits into some old cookie tins from Christmases past, which are now sadly devoid of cookies, but perfectly shaped for hold HO scale rolling stock. Some ancient rubber foam separates each piece, and for things like box cars, I feel they are pretty … Continue reading Packing away
The waters have subsided, and we have three fridge-sized dehumidifiers running 24/7 in the basement. My emotions have also subsided – there is nothing quite like three evenings of digging holes in the glacial til to promote philosophy. The insurance adjuster hasn’t yet decided if they will cover the losses – it comes down to a question of flood or seepage. Honestly, they should have … Continue reading Update on the Flood