Since that last post in July, the roof has finally been completed, and we have since installed the windows.
Then came a little “time off” with our trip to New Orleans for Southern Decadence. Now that we have finally recovered from that trip, it was time for us to get back to the business of the remodel.
We had the HardiPlank fiber cement siding delivered way-too-damned-early Sunday morning. We started putting it up this morning. Here’s the result of what we were able to get installed today, er yesterday (Monday).
That stuff is freaking heavy. I can barely lift my arms now to type.
And believe it or not, the new master bathroom is not the only project we’ve got going on around the house. There’s the whole back deck we’ve been working on, and we’re also replacing the existing covered front porch that was on the house with a larger, columned front porch similar to Antebellum architecture in the Greek Revival style.
Here is what the porch looked like when we purchased the house in 2002.
We took the tin roof off in either 2007 or 2008, with plans on starting the new porch at that time. But due to some other issues, that project was put on hold. Since then, we have also decided to remove the wooden front porch and replace it in it’s entirety with a concrete front porch.
We’ve poured all that concrete by hand, in stages. The Husbear’s concrete mixer has definitely seen better days.
It’ll be nice to get the columns installed and the new porch roof built. One of these days….
Until next time...