Thursday, July 15, 2010

What this thing is still active?


Well the unthinkable has happened - we actually got one room almost done. We painted the second bedroom on the second floor and now just need to paint Katie's craft room. We are going to have someone come and sand and finish the floors.

I am going to strip and paint the doors separately.

Then onto the downstairs office...and the windows, roof, kitchen, basement, etc.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

No really, we started again.


We have a lot to do by the end of the year. I ordered a infrared paint stripper and I have to admit, it is pretty cool. It helps but does not totally replace having to scrape off old paint. Just working on one small room on the second floor. Then on to the front bedroom. Scrape, scrape, and then scrape some more. Can't wait to have this part done. Just doing the trim and doorways for now.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Wait for it....

OK, admittedly it has been a little while since our last post but things are beginning to happen. With the work of a new water main being put in (or upstairs bathroom remodel caused us to need one according to the city) we have started to work on 108 again. (photo below) Phase 1 continued. First insulation was put into the remaining upstairs walls. (photo right) Now patching those holes and preparing for painting. I did purchase a infrared paint stripper though.

Monday, November 10, 2008

A new start











So a few minor projects and one big delay, that would describe us recently. We took care of a few small details but mostly just put project 108 on hold. We traveled to London, spent time with a certain god-daughter, and started making of list of what is left to do on the house. Fall is a great time to start planning on indoor projects.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

One down...mostly




So we are very close to having the Kids Bathroom done. We just need some final items done for the washer dryer we just had delivered. And then it's just the trim paint around the door and window.

Also the closet took a final step with the installation of some shelving. Again the trim has to be painted.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Oh yeah, the house

We have taken a bit of a summer break. Gone to California, hung out in Michigan, and tried to get down to Chambana as often as we can! So, needless to say the house project time line has been stretched a bit.

I recently went to show someone details of the kids bathroom and realized we don't even have photos of the finished project must less posted on the blog. Time to get crackin'.

A few shots of us living life.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Back on track....

Week 4 was overlooked based on our vacation to wine country for my friend Aaron's wedding. We blatantly ignored our new healthy eating regime and indulged (me - In N Out, Steve - libations). Both disappointed but not surprised, I gained 1 lb back and Steve gained back 2.

Week 5 was much more successful. Although WW reminded me that losing over 2 lbs beyond week 3 was ill-advised, I managed to lose another 4.6. This means a grand total of 15lbs to date! I pushed myself much harder this week because I wanted to make up for the gain. Rather than starve myself, I walked and walked pretty much all weekend. Steve also had a good week (not sure of the exact number), but he has lost a total of 8 lbs to date.

I am guessing if we don't start doing house projects and posting them - we may have to stop thinking of this as a house blog. I still think this should count as renovation!