I want to go to there...I am!

In just two days I am going to Jamaica to photograph the wedding of spectacularly hip Jessica Sutton to Alexander Maniatis, and it is coming not a moment too soon.  I need a break from all things renovation.  Yesterday's work revealed that the 5 inches of concrete we removed from the old kitchen floor had of course compromised all the flooring joists below.   Yes the old kitchen tiles were set in 5 inches of concrete!  How insane it that?!?!  Our old house has amazing craftsmanship and bones, but all the crappy renovations slapped on over the years have made a mess of it.  So in addition to all the rewiring we have to do, we now have to replace all the cracked floor joists.  Another good news/bad news.  I am glad we are finding these unsafe things, but all these repairs are taking away money from other areas of the project.  So Jamaica, here is come! (This is what I feel our house looks like right now...only not in Jamaica)

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This is what our house actually looks like right now.  Not far off.Screen Shot 2013-06-19 at 9.48.09 AM

Cracked joist

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Where I will be in 2 days.  The wedding has the whole resort!  It is nice that my big dilemma is how to pack all my camera equipment, SCUBA gear and wedding clothes all for only 3 nights.  Haha.  Thank goodness I have status on Delta.

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