We closed one week ago today on the pit! In the past week we have:
1) Ripped out all the carpet, padding, tack boards, and staples (well, most of them).
Living room and dining room.
Bedroom #1 (the ceiling was evidently spackled without covering the floor, lovely)
Stairs - we'll definitely need to replace a few of these.
Upstairs - plywood only underneath. The entire upstairs, as well as the stairs, will be re-carpeted.
2) Started to clear out downed branches and brush from the backyard (see the two BIG piles that David started?).
3) Deep cleaned the kitchen cupboards (all but the pantry, which I evidently forgot about!), moved out the old appliances (which were taken from the curb, thanks to craigslist), moved in the new dishwasher and stove, installed some of the new hardware (which we got for free, thanks to a Menard's rebate!), cleaned up the bay window, and started prepping the walls to be painted.
4) Started the demolition of the side porch. David started pulling down the old beadboard from the ceiling yesterday. We hope to take the side porch down in pieces in order to salvage some of the materials.