Hello from incredibly hot central Texas. What a great time to tear down a ceiling in an un-air conditioned room, right? We thought so, too.
So, yesterday and today, or brave team of Mike and Randy did just that, tore out a portion of the ceiling in the downstairs of the Hermit Haus. The weather might not have been ideal, but they were highly motivated by the promise of a future with air conditioning when they remove the rest of the ceiling!
We had meetings in the office early in the afternoon, but the guys got started as soon as all the guests were out. Meanwhile, I did my work as fast as I could, since I could see it was getting dustier and dustier. All sorts of “stuff” was coming out of the old ceiling, which has probably been there since the building was erected.
Mike went home and got some dust masks, which made it a lot better for him and Randy. They will also be sure to bring along real safety glasses next time. They did remember fans, though!
The guys worked until around 6, then came back this morning. They were finished around noon, and there is now a really beautiful strip where you can see the joists and the old wood. All they did this weekend was free up the area where Felix and his HVAC team will need to put the ductwork in for the new system, which is going to happen tomorrow.
Just this little glimpse at the way the room will look with an open ceiling gets us all excited at the possibilities for the room. I can envision leaving the wood the color it is, with cool lighting hanging down. I can see the wallpaper and paneling gone and nice, creamy white walls everywhere, to serve as a background for whatever decorating scheme people want for their events and meetings.
We can bring color in to our offices, if we want to, and maybe have some fun backsplash in the kitchen. It’s such a good feeling to finally be getting to do the renovations on our building. We are so excited about the future for our Hearts, Homes and Hands business and the Hermit Haus event venue!
And we’re grateful to Mike an Randy for their hard work in the heat and dust.Hermann says please like and share!