Papers signed only minutes before demolition began
Today was closing. Met the "flippers" face to face for the first time. Turned out to be really nice guys. Asked me a lot of questions about people's interest in the mid-century modern architectural style. If they had known there was such a market they would have made different decisions on this house. They took my number with plans to call for consulting on future mid-century modern projects in Indianapolis.
Marathon signing session went well. Title company had some delicious cookies. Conversation was light-hearted among the flowing ink. It was the cookies. Brilliant strategy.
Papers signed. Crumbs wiped. Hands shaken.
Within an hour we were homeward bound. Minutes later utility knives were slicing through carpet with non-surgical precision. Within 3.5hrs of that, carpet was defeated. Humbled beneath our arsenal of blades and cat claws. Not bad for a husband and wife demolition team. We found hardoowd hiding but unfortunately it can't be salvaged. Some awkward transitions and missing patches make the laying of new wood the more logical approach. First battle of phase one complete. Below are pictures of the encounter.
We've got four weeks before we have to actually move in. This pace will have to remain consistent. This is what the months of sleepless preparation have been for.
Stepping through the looking glass.