We are winding up the little details on the interior work. Floor patching. The HVAC covers are still being sorted out, more on that later. Once the floor was done, the final trim for the remaining parts of the wall could be finished. Even the garage looks great. It’s been a… Read More More Little Things
The stools arrived today. They’re sturdy and they might just be up to the abuse that is in their future. I also discovered yet another electrical outlet under the kitchen counter. Judging from the black duct tape on it I’ll assume it will need to be replaced. We’re north of 50 outlets in the house at… Read More Stools & Door Stoppers
I forgot this one yesterday. This is the view from the deck, when you step out of the newly-added door from the master. The hydrangeas are starting to bloom, and I will be looking at them while drinking coffee in the morning very, very, soon.
The painting was winding down today. The brick, trim and touch up areas were all getting attention. I’m really happy with the improvement in this room. Even the garage looks great, minus the trash that’s being hauled off this weekend. We put the flag up for Memorial Day. It will have to come down… Read More New Pool
I’m not morning people. No amount of coffee will ever make me morning people. I did manage to haul myself north early this morning to get photos of the paint progress. For extra fun I’ve managed to find a few photos for a little before comparison. This is the front room, no light fixtures up… Read More Paint!
I managed to resist driving up to the house today to see the painting in progress, so there are no exciting pictures to share – yet. I will be up early tomorrow morning to check it out before work. Atlanta traffic is so delightful I might also be able to post those updates during the… Read More Add to Cart, Sputnik
We had the electrician out this morning to manage some of the issues flagged on the inspection report. This list includes assorted fun like uncapped wires in the panel, outlets that aren’t grounded, and the surprising choice of a garage door opener wired to a light switch in the kitchen. The list goes on, but you… Read More Paint and Counting Outlets
Today’s trip to Home Depot was to find new knobs for the interior doors. The original ones are brassy, and that will not work with the new paint. So now we have new knobs. I dropped the new knobs off at the house. Trim painting is underway! I’m hoping the dark trim will hold up under… Read More Knobs & Trim
We made it through IKEA unscathed. We found light fixtures for the boys’ rooms and possibly a few outdoor chairs for the deck. Then it was off to Target, because it is not a weekend unless we are in an f’ing Target. We needed a gift for a 4 year-old’s birthday party later today… and… Read More Impulse Buys and Primer
It is Saturday. The 4 year-old graduated PreK this morning. That wasn’t a thing when I was a kid. They wore little caps and gowns. Each child received a special award highlighting a particular talent they’ve shown this year and, of course, a diploma. I did not cry. I did not cry, much. Considering the… Read More Milestones and Mailboxes