Tag Archives: Home Re-Construction

Tales of us working on our house.

Bathroominess

Two years ago?? December 2013 was apparently the last time I posted about the Master bathroom. That was about the ceiling.

We’ve had a few other projects between then and now: remodeling a portion of the salon, redoing the floors in the tattoo studio, rewiring the electrical in the house, the entire barn project. The downside to doing-it-ourselves is time. Or lack of it.

The bathroom, of course, is still in progress. I missed posting about the interior walls.

January 5, 2014
January 5, 2014
January 5, 2014
January 5, 2014
January 13, 2014
January 13, 2014
January 14, 2014
January 14, 2014
January 23, 2014
January 23, 2014

And sometime between then and now I also textured the walls.

Which brings us a full year forward. Which has us again re-starting the bathroom.

The Husbear primed the bathroom.
The Husbear primed the bathroom.
The Husbear applying the first coat of the color we decided on, something called "Crystalline". I seriously wish all paint companies would just start using Pantone numbers.
The Husbear applying the first coat of the color we decided on, something called “Crystalline“. I seriously wish all paint companies would just start using Pantone numbers.
We finally decided on tile, and picked it up today at the Home Depot: MARAZZI Montagna Saddle Glazed Porcelain tile.
We finally decided on tile, and picked it up today at the Home Depot: MARAZZI Montagna Saddle Glazed Porcelain tile.
milli taking up her role as manager.
milli taking up her role as manager.

Another coat of paint tomorrow. Then I install the heated floor mats and the floor tile. Getting closer… finally! Well, closer than we were. 😉

Until next time...
Erik

Who left the barn door open?

I guess it’s been a bit since I talked about the “barn” we’re building.

Over the next two weekends after the roof shingles were installed, I got the remaining sheathing installed on the barn:

July 26
Sunday, July 26
July 26
Sunday, July 26
July 27
Monday, July 27
July 27
Monday, July 27
August 02
Sunday, August 02
August 03
Monday, August 03

And then came the air and water barrier installed over the next two weekends:

August 10
Monday, August 10
August 10
Monday, August 10
August 17
Monday, August 17

The next few weeks after that were involved with our annual pilgrimage to Florida and New Orleans.

Mid-September I build myself a workbench and started getting my tools moved from all the places I had them stored and started organizing.

September 14
Monday, September 14

We picked up the first door and installed it the next weekend.

And then this past weekend we picked up the French doors. That was a wee bit interesting getting it home. But in about 2 hours we got those installed. We also ordered the concrete fiber siding, which Lowe’s was supposed to deliver Monday morning.

September 27
Sunday, September 27
September 27
Sunday, September 27
September 27
Sunday, September 27
September 27
Sunday, September 27

Well, Monday morning came and went. And no delivery. They finally dropped off the siding around 3 PM.

September 28
Monday, September 28

I’ll get to starting installing that this coming weekend.

Until next time...
Erik

Ye Olde Barn Raising, still… still…

Previously… in November. Yes, eight months ago. Well, and a little post in February. If you’ve been following along with ANY of our projects, things take time when we’re involved.

But we got roofied! Wait…

I’m not a fan of heights. At all. So I knew there was NOOOOOOOOOO way I would be climbing on a steep angled roof to install water barriers and shingles. Unless someone was going to cough up to purchase scaffolding, and I didn’t see that happening.

This Monday, the roofers FINALLY installed the shingles. Yay! The supplies have been sitting in the yard since the week before we went on our July walkabout, but it’s pretty much rained here every day up until last week so they haven’t been able to work on it at all.

It took two guys about 5 hours to do the job. In 100°F humid weather. Yuck for them. But that is what I was paying them for.

North and east side.
North and east side.
North and west side.
North and west side.

So now we have a finished roof.

And I even got a few more pieces of sheathing installed on the east and west wall that evening when they were done.

Until next time...
Erik

Pic a Day in May: May 31, 2015

And, it’s the last day of May, so it’s the last of the “Pic a Day in May” photos.

Today I spent most of the day doing chores around the house. One of them being cleaning the gutters.

My mind is in here somewhere...
My mind is in here somewhere…

I really dislike heights.

Jim, formerly of Jim’s Stuff, started the “Pic a Day in May” challenge three years ago. I’ve done it each year, and will continue since that’s all I pretty much post these days. The only other bloggers that I’m aware of who are also doing this are Blobby of Blobby’s Blog and Patrick of Pac’s Pad.

Until next time...
Erik

Bits and stuff

So much for any big, wordy posts so far. So I leave you with some ramblings instead.

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I went from whatever illness I had the week before to something new with my respiratory system. Lovely. I’ve been coughing and horking up green lung cookies for the last few days.

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Tomatoes and tomato products make my tongue swell up. I was reminded of this tonight as I was eating a BLT.

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We have owned our home for a little over 12 years now, and I just realized there are 13 steps you have to take from the ground floor to the second floor. Odd.

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Today was unusually warm. Warm enough that we broke a record set back in 1990. It got up to 73°F. Even though I’m under the weather for the most part, it was nice enough to work on the barn a little more…

The never-ending barn raising...
The never-ending barn raising…

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It’s been mentioned before, but I’m not the most social human on the planet. In most public situations I tend to feel that I have the social skills of a 10-year-old raised by wolves, aside from within the doors of my businesses (and even that can be iffy at times). I’d rather gnaw off my own arm than strike up a conversation with a stranger.

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Random thought: what happens if you are picking your nose and the airbag goes off in your auto?

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And this is still one of my favorite songs and videos as of late… Capital Cities “Safe and Sound”:

Sebu has a mighty nice beard.

Until next time...
Erik