from the floorboards up

A few days ago we ripped out the old floor and digged out the sand underneath. Two new members of the Crew gave us a helping hand: the lovely Mrs. Ladybird (Eva) and Toby.
With these two and the rest of the “winning team” we’ve been really fast!
Take a look:
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these are the beautiful surfaces we needed to rip out!
Thanks to Mrs. Ladybird and my dad we could save almost all cement tiles (left), as well as one big piece of wooden floor (middle) and unfortunately the beautiful little 50ies bathroom tiles (right) had to go! It broke my heart!
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my Dad and Mrs. Ladybird tried to rescue as many tiles as possible.
I think only 4 or 5 didn’t made it! which is a pretty good average.
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we ran out of ladders, so Martin got creative with holding the construction pole while my dad removed the others…
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the boys discovered that one can lift the whole floor at once. (I love madame ladybirds surprised face!)
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after we had all the floorboards ripped out the hard work started … digging digging digging
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Ladies (and gentlemen), if you keep calm and concentrate NOT to much on Rays beautiful blue eyes you can see all the little breads of sweat! YES! it was a hot day and some serious work indeed!
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and then the rough work started…
although we had several air hammer tools in da house the boys preferred to go for elbow grease action and the sledgehammer version of the tile and concrete removal.
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After we tidied up we sat on our little balcony and enjoyed a cool drink and some of  Uli’s delicious “marillenkuchen” (show you the photos in the next post!)
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