Nothing But Wood

The insulation has been removed from the attic space. I was going to attempt to suck it out with my shop vac but after calculating the...

Time Capsule Found!

Here all along I thought everything in the house (except the wall to wall carpeting) was original back to when it was built in 1951. Come...

Blah...Blah...Blah

I really wish I had something exciting to report on regarding the house. Nothing has been done other then tearing plaster off of the...

Lipstick on the Pig

As you can probably tell the previous owner made some improvements to the house to make it more marketable. Note the three light fixture...

Happy Holidays!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care. "Were" being the operative word, they have already come down. Unfortunately the gas...

We've Moved!

Not very far. About eight feet down to be more specific. It only took about nine months but we got it done. Everything is so clean,...

My Oh My Oh My

What a difference a coat of paint can make. It took several weeks to get to the final product. I had to start by taking down the old rain...

Blinded By The Light!

It has been quite a week. Not only do all the lights work but all the receptacles are hot and the speakers in the family room and fitness...

Paint The Town Red!

Or, the ceilings white and the walls gray. I am pleased to share with everyone that the painting in the basement is complete. I started...

Ready To Paint!

It is hard to believe it has been three weeks since my last post. A thousand apologies. We have been busy working on the house and...

Dust, Dust, Dust

It was another productive week in the basement. The drywall has been hung everywhere except one side of the hallway and the closet under...

Cover Up!

I'm covering up the studs, pipes, wiring, and insulation and it feels good! So far, I have completely drywalled the fitness studio, south...

Hang 'em High

With seven foot ceilings "high" is a little misleading. The good news is that we are finally starting to hang some drywall. I started the...

Pretty In Pink

Well, it's not exactly pink but it sure is pretty to me. The brown ugly duckling of insulation was less expensive and the only brand I...

Passed, passed, passed, and passed!

I wish I had a sexier picture to share. Visually not much has happened since the last post. The good news is that the plumbing,...

Dirty Dirt

I got the lab results back from testing the soil samples. As I suspected there is contamination due to the oil tank leaking. The amount...

East of the Mississippi

You may be wondering what this has to do with renovating the house. Absolutely nothing. But, what it does signify is that I have...

Dry As A Bone

We experienced some torrential rains earlier in the week. Creeks overflowed their banks, storm water pipes backed up, and streets...

A Tribute to Harry Potter

There were three areas where load bearing walls were resting on a concrete footing that needed to be removed or moved. The first was the...

It's Bloomsday!

You may think Bloomsday has something to do with the tulips, daffodils, and trees being in bloom but you would be wrong. Bloomsday means...

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