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- Published on Monday, 27 August 2012
Authors: sarahWe have been busting ass to get the basement kitchen ready for occupancy by friends (family of 4) who came to visit last week. Before they got here, we got the sink plumbed (thank you Ken), rest of the cabinets and counters done, some trim slapped up (but not painted), hid the radiator/last unbuilt area with a curtain, and yanked out...
We are checking this off
- Published on Saturday, 28 July 2012
Authors: sarahThe screen door is fixed, refinished, and installed! I got to use epoxy filler for the first time (there was one pretty rotten part). Ken used his handy doweling jig to add a piece to the bottom since the door was a couple of inches short. We're freakin' done! Onward.
The only trouble is it lets in so much light we keep spazzing out...
So close I could screen!
- Published on Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Authors: sarahNot a typo. So, the whole point of the rear overhang-porch thingy (see below) was not to:
- Avoid creating the "deathtrap ice stairs", as a dear friend calls them;
- Keep the rain off our heads while fumbling for keys with armloads of groceries; or,
- Keep squirrels from chewing through the jammed-in foam pieces to take up residence in ...
Just in time
- Published on Sunday, 01 July 2012
Authors: sarahWe got the overhang's structure re-styled (it needed some bungalow deliciousness, photos to follow when it looks a little more finished), and Ken put on some shingles we got on clearance. They are close enough, since we will need to re-shingle the whole roof next year.
Just minutes after we got off the ladders and cleaned up, it...
And on a different topic...
- Published on Thursday, 28 June 2012
Authors: sarahFor, like three years we've had a gnarly cut-off little roof thing over the back door, and when it rains, it pours down your neck. We pulled the old porch roof off because it was ugly, falling down, and just plain wrong. Plus you couldn't have a screen door because there wasn't enough clearance - annoying.
The plan was to make a...
OK, so no pictures today. Tomorrow!
- Published on Saturday, 23 June 2012
Authors: sarahDid get a bunch of miscellaneous trim installed...
Major progress - then root canal
- Published on Saturday, 23 June 2012
Authors: sarahWe actually have made massive strides in the living room and kitchen parts of the basement reno. In fact, we had two sets of family stay down there over the past couple of weeks! Our goal was to have the kitchen cabinets (one side) in and ready to go so they could at least make their own coffee. Check! The living room side is...
The time it takes
- Published on Sunday, 15 April 2012
Authors: sarahIt took about 2-1/2 hours to do this: install the flall (flooring on the wall) on the longest wall of the basement.
It took about a half hour to do this: install a ridiculously shaped set of patches on the stairway ceiling. Don't ask how the holes got this way.
It took about 12 minutes in the shower before my fingers puckered up enough...
Is this too boring to blog?
- Published on Sunday, 08 April 2012
Dusty and boring. And annoying. We're so, so glad that the rest of the house has wonderful, mostly intact vintage plaster. The basement needed something new, though - the old paneling and crummy moist drywall had to go years ago.
All this material came from the ReStore (moisture resistant drywall scraps, about equal to 2-3...
Decidedly NOT helping
- Published on Thursday, 22 March 2012
Authors: sarahI took a few minutes on this un-seasonably warm day to sweep off the deck & patio. Actually, un-seasonably strikes me as far too gentle a word - maybe something like anti-seasonably? At any rate, it was hot and sunny and July-ish for Maine. I was sweeping for a couple of minutes on the other side of the deck from Frankie, and I...