Tuesday, September 25, 2012
"Yeah... you were too quick to thank that guy for not using mastick on that lanoleum.", says he.
Ha ha. Just kidding.
We used 115 lineal feet.
This blue thing is called a hopper.
This insulation is fibers of recycled paper. You could see words and a couple times we found ribbon.
Did I mention that I'm scared of heights? I mean REALLY scared of heights.
Again, break it up and put it in the hopper.
Day three, we finished the walls and did some more in the attic. Then, I took the rest of the day OFF!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Remember the original door to the bathroom? It's gonna be a wall!
Now that bathroom's door is in the master bedroom. The short wall will have glass above it. It will be a shower room. No curtain, no door.
Plus, the living room and bedroom have dimmer switches.
Don't worry, that ugly fan is going away.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
|Now you can see the bathroom. That door will be walled off and another door will be added from the bedroom side. Master room upstairs! All the kids downstairs! SWEET!|
|This is me totally EXHAUSTED. Sitting on a toilet. (Those two facts are not connected.) But look at the brick! There will be further cleaning up to make it all look nice but isn't it lovely?|
|Do you think my kids are starting to understand what it feels like when I clean up and they make a mess and I clean up and they make a mess and I clean up and they make a mess?|
|That wall is now bare naked studs. Harris is in the bedroom and Morgan in the living room. They are tearing down plaster walls which is not like modern dry wall. Tearing down dry-wall is like a vacation after tearing down plaster walls.|
Here is the before picture of the corner with the gas stove. It will be moved downstairs.
|Here is the new beam in the attic.|
SOrry it's been so looong since I've given an update on the house. This here is not the best picture, but the house is in constant stages of variance which prevents any good kodak moment. As you can see, Jake built a fine front porch which had to be stained and then oiled. After a trial run with using lattice for the deck-skirting (I HAVE ALWAYS HATED LATTICE) we finally came up with a MUCh more attractive option---- cedar fencing.
Here are some children trying to make fire with wood. It was amazing how long they kept trying and how they would come up with different methods. No luck, tho. (Thankfully)