View Full Version : The wall behind Gus..

Bretton Woods Brat
08-20-2009, 06:46 AM
:eek: Nasty! But 20 years of some good cooking... ;)
Can't wait to see the new kitchen and cook on the new stove. Congrats!

08-21-2009, 07:16 PM
What is Gus? I have to ask.

Bill O
08-21-2009, 07:42 PM
New kitchen?

Snow Miser
08-21-2009, 08:19 PM
What is Gus? I have to ask.

I think he's the guy remodeling the kitchen. The ObsCast from August 17th shows what they are doing.

08-21-2009, 09:47 PM
Or is Gus the name of the old stove?

Bretton Woods Brat
08-22-2009, 06:20 AM
The ObsCast from August 17th, shows the back wall where the old stove was, Gus is in the shot working.

08-22-2009, 02:17 PM
The ObsCast from August 17th, shows the back wall where the old stove was, Gus is in the shot working.

BWB nailed it on the head. This is all referring to the August 17th obscast where we showed some of the work that was involved in replacing the flooring in the kitchen. Gus is the name of our snow tractor operator/state park employee/all around handyman/etc who is the one that ripped out the old flooring. The new flooring was from and installed by a Conway business (the name slips me). We will also be getting a new stove but the one we ordered was not incorrect so we are waiting for the new one to arrive. The old one will be auctioned off (you can watch the August 10th Obscast for a humorous take on that). We will announce when it will be ready for auction via a comment and a posting somewhere in here. We are also in the process of getting new living room furniture and mattresses (so I have been told).

But in case you missed the obscast because you are a non-member, here is a photo report of what you missed:
August 14th: Stove and dishwasher removed. Notice in the picture the floor is blackened from burning. This was because the stove once sat on the floor and caused this years ago. We since raised it but I am sure that after over 20 years of continuous use added to this. THe wall behind it is grease overall but the gray shape in the middle that looks like someone bending over doing yard work is concrete that was not painted white for some reason. Just to the right is the mildew and stains behind where the dishwasher once stood.
As a result of the kitchen being torn up, we had to use a living-kitchen set up. It was kind of nice having a fridge so close to the living room. Made watching movies and getting some apple juice and popcorn that more convenient. Downside was making dinners w/o a stove.

August 15th: Gus spent the better part of the day taking out the old floor, scrapping the glue off, and preparing the floors for the floor installation.

August 16th: Walls washed and general cleaning of stove, fridge, etc.

August 17th: Conrete added to level the floor.

August 18th: Industrial strength lamanant added and walls painted. By the end of the day, the stove was rolled back in and life on the new floor began.

Snow Miser
08-22-2009, 02:42 PM
Wow! What a transformation. Gus and everyone else are doing an excellent job.

Anna LeBlanc
08-22-2009, 04:35 PM
Wow Ryan!!
What a difference from when we were up there last week.The place looks great.Bet you guys can't wait to have a stove with an oven that isn't 200 degrees off.Gus is really a wonderful handyman.Be sure you keep him around for a long time:)

Bill O
08-22-2009, 08:23 PM
So what's the plan? Bolivian wormwood on the floors, Viking range, twin Sub-Zs? I think that would work well up there.

KD Talbot
08-22-2009, 08:44 PM
I open the bidding for the old stove @ $1.

I don't know what the big deal was. If I could cook with it, anyone could!


08-22-2009, 10:30 PM
Not bidding on the old OBS stove, thanks.

I'll keep my Finnish built of brick wood-fired cookstove from the 1830's thanks. Matches, kindling, wood. I'm good.

Ryan, it was Art Lee Flooring from Conway, and they were fabulous to deal with at the base. They knew their truck was < ahem> a bit oversize and they made it their business to be first up, last down. A treat to deal with, totally from bottom side!


Bretton Woods Brat
08-23-2009, 09:06 AM
Thanks for the new pictures Ryan. :D Looks great.

KD Talbot
10-21-2009, 03:44 PM
New stove looks great. So, am I the highest bidder for the old one?