Now, for the rewire. The house is from 1952, and it has 1950s wiring. None of the outlets are grounded. In many of the rooms, the outlets only have two prongs. In the living/dining room, the outlets have three prongs, but they are merely cosmetic. The outlets are not grounded. So, since we're not living in the house, we decided to get the rewire done now. But the electricians need access to the insides of the walls. They apparently can go through the attic and through the basement ceiling, and claim they can do the whole house with minimal damage to the walls.
Only problem: we have a finished basement.
Maybe I should say we had a finished basement. Can I wield a crowbar or what?
Here's my sweetie in the garage, brand new reciprocating saw in hand:
I believe we now own six saws. Six. The destructive possibilities are endless.