I’m in big trouble with a few of you for not posting photos yet. It has been a blur of a few days. Also, everything hurts. Jack is unimpressed with the flurry of activity and chaos that is moving. The weather finally gave us a break this week and the back of the house and the deck… Read More Pictures and Unpacking
Today was about electrical work. Every outlet and light switch in the house is being swapped out. It is surprisingly satisfying to finally have switches and plates on the walls. The back of the kitchen door, and the front door were painted today. That clock over the kitchen door is my favorite wall clock – IKEA… Read More Another small step forward
It is coming together! Even the little shed is shaping up. I can’t get enough of the before/after progress checks. The front porch rail, doors, garage and deck are next. If only the rain would knock it the hell off…
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!!!
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