Demo Day

Good morning! 

Yesterday was Demo Day!

If you’re like me and enjoy watching Fixer Upper, you’ll be familiar with Demo Day.

Yesterday was our first day to begin the demolition in the remodeling of our old family home. We are taking it a room at a time. This step we did entirely by ourselves. 

Following the decluttering and donating, we began demo day in the master bedroom. The bedroom, closet, and master bath had already been emptied of all furniture and belongings. Except the mattresses. Our first project yesterday was the removal of that king size mattress and box springs directly to the newly delivered dumpster in our backyatd. Next was a pedestal sink in the bath, out the door and straight to Habitat For Humanity for donation.

Next was the carpet throughout. That was rolled neatly into sections then carried out to the dumpster. Then came the baseboard, pryed apart from the wall and ending up with its fellow old companions, in the dumpster. Last was the bathroom tile, the most tedious of all the demo removal. A project that was started to test the waters, but left for today when the toilet can be removed. There’s alot of tile. Floor. Walls. Shower. It takes sledgehammers, pry bars, and good old fashioned muscle to remove. It was not in this girl’s muscle range to even break it. It called for a man’s touch. And ooh baby, I now have one! 💪❤

Have you ever demolished anything? Nor had I. Until today. It is easier said than done. There is an art to it. How you take it apart is crucial. You can destroy it or you can gently take it apart and share it with others who might welcome it’s arrival into their home. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. 

We are repurposing whatever we can by donating it to Habitat For Humanity. We’ve made several trips there and back to deliver doors for bedrooms, closets, and baths as well as a porcelan pedestal sink.

I was brought up to take care of things, not to destroy or demolish them. That’s why I donate that which I don’t want or need. 

We are told in the bible it’s okay to demolish one thing. Arguments and pretensions that set themselves up against the knowledge of God.   

As I demolish parts of my home in an attempt to rebuild it better than before, I ponder what do I need to demolish within myself to rebuild this temple for God better than before. I can always think of things I need to work on. 

How about you? Is there anything you need to demolish?  

Let’s all treat everything, that includes living things and stuff, with great care. Let’s be careful not to throw away or demolish anything it is not necessary to do so.  

I can’t wait to see what the finished product of our demo work ends up looking like. Right now it’s only in my dreams. But yesterday it became reality. We began.  It was Demo Day!  I’ll keep you posted! 

We demolish arguments and every pretensions that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.                                    2 Corinthians 10:5

Love and laughter, 

Sandy 

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