Thursday, July 29, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
-Trim trees and clear brush and stumps from the land.
-Some minor grading to smooth it out a little.
- Installed the culvert pipe to run under the driveway.
- Had gravel poured over the pipe for the base of the driveway.
On July 4th, David and his dad set out some stakes to lay out basically where the house would sit. Then, we ended up having to move it back about 10 feet to make sure it was in the right spot for the septic tank. When it was finally settled where it would sit, David started digging.
This is our house plan.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
What a mess! See how those boards are rotten and splitting? It's amazing what can be under your floors without you ever knowing it! Obviously, the floor joists had to be replaced again, just like in the kitchen job.
Much better! Nobody has to worry about falling through the floor with these new boards in place. (It can happen! Remember the almost-disaster where the refrigerator sat? Scary!) Now we just need to cover that up. It's usually a bad idea to leave gaping holes in your house for extended periods of time! :-)
Almost back to normal! Let's get some flooring back on there.
And that's it! Sometimes you have to end up taking it all the way back to the dirt, but the end result is much stronger, sturdier, and nicer than it was before.
Coming soon: Taking a mantel from early 90's brass to classic and elegant in white. It's almost like one of those home makeover shows...... almost. :-)