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Where's spring? and more scraping
- Published on Saturday, 06 April 2013
Authors:Seriously, could the weather report get anymore wrong? Predicted close to 60 and sunny when in actuality it was about 44 degrees, cloudy, and so windy that it felt like 20 degrees. This meant we stayed inside and I scraped and R studded out the area where we removed a door.
I made good progress on paint removal around the...
Uncovering new paint layers
- Published on Thursday, 04 April 2013
Authors:The final dining room paint stripping areas are all the undesirable spots. You know...above your head or at the floor and the narrow little areas between the three windows. I also have a few tight spots left that require holding the heat gun with one hand while scraping in a very small area. I have burnt my hand far too...
A Niche is Nice
- Published on Wednesday, 03 April 2013
I've always loved niches. So imagine my surprise, when several years ago cracks appeared in our foyer, that formed a nice square. We've eyeballed this area for two years trying to decide if there was indeed a niche in this area. So today I decided to peel away the edge and found this.
First we decide to drill a hole to...
Could it be???
- Published on Thursday, 28 March 2013
Authors:Could it be??? I think it is finally warming up a bit. The snow is almost gone and everything is muddy....ahhhh spring has sprung.
Today I walked around the perimeter of the front yard picking up trash that has blown into my yard throughout the winter. Plastic shopping bags (I despise those things) and Styrofoam were at the...
Happy Thanksgiving and a shingle update
- Published on Thursday, 22 November 2012
Happy Thanksgiving and good luck to the Detroit Lions.
These last few shingles are taking FOR EV ER!!! Each one is a custom multi angle cut nightmare. We are holding our breath that the weather holds out for a few more days.
Actually we would be done with that part of the cedar shingle installation but this week was a...
What do you do......
- Published on Monday, 12 November 2012
......when you are almost done with a project? Well, we start more demo, of course.
We hadn't planned on removing the old gutter until next year but we needed that removed so we could remove the fascia board that someone had nailed on top of the original fascia. BTW the original fascia will be replaced with the solid PVC...
It was cold but we hung in there....
- Published on Sunday, 28 October 2012
Authors:.....until we couldn't move our toes or fingers. With the impending and uncertain weather and R's second eye surgery tomorrow......we needed to make as much progress today as we could on shingling.
We came inside about 4 1/2 hours ago and my feet are still cold. The forecast is for colder and wet weather until later in the...
One wall done....one to go
- Published on Thursday, 25 October 2012
Authors:Today we finished the south side exterior kitchen wall. The last three shingles took us 3 hours to install. I thought I would never get done. I was glad when R arrived home. I handed him the last shingle and a pencil and said "I can't do this anymore. I'm on my last nerve."
Looking forward to the east side...
Cedar shingles for the kitchen exterior
- Published on Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Authors:I love and hate this weather. It's perfect for working outside but this is short lived. So like everything else that is good like chocolate, homemade caramels, or bacon.....there is not enough of it.
After installing the soffit bead board and the corner trim we were ready to start the shingling. I purchased two bundles...
Free Bead Board for the Soffit
- Published on Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Authors:I love it when we can use building supplies from our scrap pile.
After Sunday's trip to Home Depot for one 12 foot 1X6 solid PVC board which cost us $35.87 we were happy to use free stuff today. When we checked out at Home Depot the cashier said, "is that right? $35.87?" We assured her unfortunately it was correct. ...