It hasn't been a completely unproductive few weeks since our last post, but progress has been slow. Finally, this weekend we managed to get in a couple solid days of work. And thanks to some (much appreciated) help from Es' parents, we have something worth sharing today.
In the two photos above you can see the concrete base that Es made for the chimney. Also notice the floors... they are clean! (As clean as bedrock can get with a shovel and a utility broom.) Es' mom and I cleared out the dirt/sawdust/rocks(/old shoes/bones/broken glass) from the kitchen and most of the living room (see below). Where did all that dirt go, you ask? See the "Piles" post below.
Above is the "old bedroom." It still needs to be cleaned out. Below is the "new bedroom" at the back of the house. Es and his dad cleared out a lot of the rock/cement, creating yet another pile in the yard. The photo just doesn't give justice to the amount of work that went in here.
Below are a couple photos from upstairs. Es pulled up the top layer of flooring and the remainder of the plumbing. We're now down to just one layer of wood, or nothing in some areas. We think it will stay like this for a while now.