So last weekend the project officially started! The cruiser was loaded up prior to going to work on Friday with just a quick trip home to pickup the site supervisor we were off to Maydena, with a quick pit stop to pickup the essentials of course. Beer, food & firewood! We arrived just before 9 and soon had the fire cranking and the campsite setup.
It rained all night, heavily! Pretty noisy sleeping inside an empty house with a tin roof, but between the fire and the site supervisor we kept warm. Woke up to snow just above the tree line in Maydena. It was a winter wonderland up at the Eagles eyrie where the trail head will start.
The start of any reno is normally demolition. The previous owner of this joint had been a bit rough around the edges. He'd done a reasonable job with the bathroom until it came to the tiling when he'd left gaps in the vinyl tiles you could drive a London bus down. Rip it up and start again! We also removed about a tube of excess silicone sealant smeared all over the shower.
I carried on ripping things down, like old wardrobe racking, shelves in weird places, removed some doors ready for sanding and general tinkering until Janetta arrived after lunch at which point she went to work clearing the crap out the kitchen.
Shortly after disaster struck, realising the time was nearly 3pm and about 'beer o'clock' I opened the fridge (which the previous owner kindly left) and found my beer warm. The lights and fan were running but the compressor not. After watching several YouTube vids and poking around with a multimeter my conclusion is the fridge is fucked. Maybe I could replace the relay but to be honest it a bit old and skanky so it'll probably go to the tip.
Woke up Sunday morning to a beautiful sunrise. I know it was beautiful because I've seen the pictures Janetta took, it was also bloody freezing so I stayed in curled up in my swag for a while longer.
We continued with the kitchen. The cabinets are fairly solid they just look dated, so the plan is to give them a sand and a lick of paint, I think they'll come up nice! In the bottom of one of the cupboards you can see the original oak floor that is in the property, we're debating ripping the exisiting flooring up and restoring it.
After a tidy up, tea drinking, planning what we need for next weekend, and getting sidetracked taking photos we headed off in the early afternoon back to Hobart, via Bunnings of course!