Big steps forward today. We had everything hauled out of storage and into the house, in the rain. I don’t think it will ever stop f’ing raining. We have a lot of crap. I hoard old Mac computers, handbags, and yarn. The husband hoards folk art, pottery, comic books and general weirdness. More on that… Read More Move Day : Part 1
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!!!
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
The fence, also known as the child containment unit, was completed today. These drains will be buried soon. Also, those gates can be lifted out entirely, so we can haul mulch into the backyard (next week, maybe). The new front porch rail is the other big progress this week. The posts went in on Thursday.… Read More Fence & Front Porch
The fence company arrived at 9:30 am. There were many, many trips with supplies, buckets, tools, etc. The backyard is complicated, and this fence installation requires the use of a machete and a chainsaw. It looks like we will go into day 2 before the fence is wrapped up. Stay tuned.… Read More The Fence
The rain has been interfering with outside progress for the past few days. There is not very much to report. The lower deck was finished up on Friday. We spent most of the weekend running between hardware stores and furniture stores. The need for a dining room table is driving most of the… Read More Damn Rain
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