Category Archives: Renovation

Last minute painting frenzy

This past May we hired out some work on our house. The original estimate was that it would take about one week to finish. Well, October rolled around and the project still wasn’t finished. Lee and I have been rather … Continue reading

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Garden shed update

The garden shed finally has all it’s shingles on. WOOHOO. Now, all we need to do is build the door and get the shed primed and painted. I think Lee’s old tractor is going to look pretty cute under it’s … Continue reading

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Building more corbels

I needed to build 7 corbels for the construction work we are having done. Three large corbels go on the front gable of the house. Four smaller corbels go on the new garden shed. The garden shed was built with … Continue reading

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House renovations at snail speed

House renovations have been going somewhat slowly over here. For about two weeks were were walking on this lovely pieces of OSB plank. I was very proud of myself for not falling through it and breaking both of my legs. … Continue reading

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Three new windows and a roof

The three windows in the front of our house were installed today. Lee is happy because he felt like our living room turned into a depressing bat cave with the OSB over the window openings. The garden shed was roofed … Continue reading

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Windows are overrated

For the last two days our house has looked like this: Don’t worry. We aren’t going to leave it like that! This front wall had foam insulation and new sheathing applied to the outside (because the front door position precludes … Continue reading

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House face lift

There was a second reason we were trying to get the little chicken fatties out of our house, besides all the racket they were making. We needed the space they were in so we could start staining and spar varnishing … Continue reading

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Floor leveling and wall building

It’s been busy over here. After Lee’s stitches on Saturday, he still wanted to continue our weekend remodeling plans. So on Sunday our framer pal came over to try and straighten out our roller coaster floors. Part of our old … Continue reading

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Two new windows, plans, and more plans

When we bought our house about two and a half years ago, the front porch window was already broken out. They had ‘fixed’ it by putting up a sheet of black plastic. When we got the keys to the house, … Continue reading

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Count down to wiring

I’ve tracked down most of the parts needed to start the second floor wiring, but I haven’t quite summoned the conviction to start. Part of the problem is the fear of the unknown. I have a pretty detailed plan, and … Continue reading

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