House makeover [news]

May 04, 2011 17:53


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It is going on almost a year since the kitchen remodel. So I guess it was time to do something else on the house. Not so dramatic a disruption, but a pretty spectacular change. We got tired of the fake beams on the house. Besides they were coming down. We also decided to change the garage window treatment.

But the biggest difference is in the colors. The old scheme was a white house with brown trim. The fascia boards were dark brown, the front door, garage door, and garage window (...)


Fun with a new knee [news]

March 25, 2011 14:34 | Categories:

I had not been playing much golf lately. Too much trouble with my left knee. Flash back eight months. I was having knee trouble then, too. I found I had cartilage tears on both knees. So I had arthroscopic surgeries to repair them. At the time the doctor said that it was a question of “when”, not “if” I would have the knees replaced.

Aside: when I went to my doctor for a pre-surgery checkup I found I had a inguinal hernia to be repaired as well. So I guess I got three surgeries for (...)


It is done! [news]

July 14, 2010 16:56 | Categories:


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Yesterday the trim was finished. Today all the appliances and the sink were completed. (The sink seal still has to "cure" so we do not yet have full use.) Tomorrow is final inspection.

We have begun putting everything in its new place. Don't know how long it will be until we remember where that new place is. There are still a few minor things I have to do as well, such as cutting out a hole in a shelf that we will put in the cabinet where the stove vent pipe goes. Also we have (...)


We have counter tops! [news]

July 12, 2010 20:05 | Categories:


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Today, more or less on schedule, we got our counter tops installed. By "more or less" I am referring to the time today. Originally the installers were due between noon and four pm. Then last Thursday the office called and asked to move the install up to between nine and noon. No problem.

But wait. Friday we got a “courtesy” call reminding of the install being between noon and four! Then this morning I got a call saying the installers were running a bit behind. When I asked when they (...)


Electrical is completed [news]

June 28, 2010 19:28 | Categories:


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The electrician came today and hooked up all the outlets. Also the counter people were here to measure for the new counter. Two weeks for the counter. In the mean time we have placed boards on the cabinets and kind of moved back into the kitchen. At least the kitties think things are more normal.


It is starting to look like a kitchen again [news]

June 25, 2010 21:13 | Categories:


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Yesterday I painted the walls. Today the cabinets have been installed. (And I will have some touch-up on the walls!) Tomorrow I do some tile work on the floor--extending the tile benieth the range and dish washer.


Look, Ma, no holes [news]

June 22, 2010 15:15 | Categories:


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Drywall patching is complete and the walls have got their texture coat. Next is the painting. We are taking this time to get the ceiling re-done. Last time it was painted the painters did not do a proper job of priming the old paint. So, the paint peels off if you look at it cross-eyed.


Inspection is done [news]

June 21, 2010 17:19 | Categories:


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The inspector came about 3 pm today. Gave everything the nod. (But I do have to install a smoke detector in the hallway by the time final inspection is done.)

The garage Mud sink got an upgrade. Saved the faucet from the old sink so now the garage has a bit of class.


Plumbing and electrical are roughed in. [news]

June 18, 2010 17:13 | Categories:


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Today new stuff started happening. We got the plumbing and electrical. Of course we had to cover the holes in the wall so the kitties would not explore! Monday the inspector comes.


Past the point of no return! [news]

June 17, 2010 15:24 | Categories:


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The old kitchen was gutted today. Tomorrow begins the improvements. Plumbing and electrical are scheduled. The dark areas on the wall are the “backs” of our old cabinets—just paint on the wall. Guess we did not get the top drawer cabinets back in 1971. The original wall color was pretty dark and dull, too.