What lies beneath

Yesterday we visited the house for the first time since closing. Our goal was to figure out how our ceilings, floors, stairs, and walls were made.  We did so by making huge holes everywhere.  We learned that our stairs were literally being held together by the carpet that was stapled to them (our first stair broke in half when we took off the carpet), that under the laminate floors are 4 inch wide pine planks, and that the joists holding up the parlor and third floors just might be strong enough to do so without any of the structural walls that we currently have. 

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