Its been a very long day. The elevator tried to warn me this morning, pointing me back to the car. I’m tired and out of words. Behold, house progress. This is around 6pm today and yes, that’s more damn rain, with more expected tomorrow.
One update today, and it is a big one. Primer! I hope the weather cooperates, because the paint phase is scheduled to start tomorrow. I really can’t take much more of those odd white shutter ghosts on the siding. Primer, y’all!!!
The weekend was a blur of juggling home improvement errands, projects and busy boys…as traffic challenges continue in Atlanta. The primary goal of the weekend was to resolve the issue of the HVAC floor returns, formerly located in a wall that no longer exists. We found wood registers, removed the plastic register bits to create return grilles… Read More Weekend Updates
There are so many updates today it is tough to pick a place to begin. The power washing prep for exterior paint is impressive. Even this cute little thing will get a bath and a spa day soon. There is a large deck on the back of the house. Typically, the deck is the best… Read More Outside Progress Updates
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
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!
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