Showing posts from May, 2011

Day Three of the Project

Day Three was more demolition before the new walls could be roughed in. This is the shower area of the guest bathroom - I am so glad that we decided to demo both bathrooms. When the workmen took all the tile down they found mold all behind the tile. It was much worse in the guest bath then in the master - but it was in both. At least we will be getting rid of all the mold in the two shower areas - as well as making the house more B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.
All the tile is gone from over the jetted tub and ready now for the new Duroc (which a type of drywall that should be used in bathroom). It is moisture resistant and mold resistant and much better to use than just regular drywall.

After all the demo was done the guys started on the new framing - new kitchen walls ----------

Oh - all the old gray rock is off the fireplace and ready for the new framing around it!

New framing for the utility room - we made a major decision in regards to the laundry room - we decided to move the hot water heater ou…

Day One and Two of the Remodeling Project

Well, I was in such a hurry that I wasn't paying attention when I was downloading the photos and I have them backwards. So, you really need to look at the last picture and work backwards!

This picture was taken this afternoon about 7 o'clock ----------------------

This one was taken this morning about 7 am before I went to work. It is amazing how much can be done in a day!

This one was taken yesterday afternoon - I'll post more pictures tomorrow!

Moved out!

Well, we are at Melissa's. All our stuff is packed up and put back into storage (which is a pain) and the little that we need to make it through the next month has been moved to Melissa's house. Dan and I have tried our best NOT to "junk" up their house and to keep our stuff to a minimum, but there are some things that we have to have.

Dan and I are really very tired tonight - we worked really very hard today to get everything done. So, this is going to be very short and sweet. Tomorrow night I'll try and post some pictures of the house with everything packed up. I am planning to go over to the house every afternoon after work and take pictures so we can keep an accurate record of the project.

So, until tomorrow, I hope that you have a great day!

Not yet!

Okay - I know that I said that I would, hopefully, have pictures to post this week of destruction in the house- well, that just didn't happen this week - and it isn't going to happen next week.

Dan had a meeting with the builder on Monday. Let us just say that I was not the happiest of campers when I got home on Monday and found out that the construction would not start this week. Dan said that Mark would be at the house on Thursday to meet with us - so I would have a chance to let him know how I felt.

Tuesday was my birthday. After work, yes I worked on my birthday, we went over to my mom's for dinner. Before we left the house the UPS man showed up with my present from all my girls. I think you all remember that my girls had given me a NOOK for Christmas a couple of years ago but then this last year between Thanksgiving and Christmas it quit working. I had called the them and wouldn't replace it because it was past the warranty date by 2 days. Anyway, I haven't had …

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mother's out there in "blogville". I hope you all are having a wonderful day. The flowers above are from one of my daughter's in Atlanta - aren't they beautiful? I was so very surprised to receive them at about 10:30 last night, especially since they were delivered to the wrong address. They were delivered to the next street over from us and we were lucky enough that these people were still here (had not gone back up north yet) and that they brought them to me last night. Anyway, it doesn't matter how I got them, I think they are beautiful and I am very appreciative of them - thank you Kim!

I guess you are wondering about the remodeling project - well, things are moving along, just not at the pace that I would like. We did finally close on the home improvement loan Friday (not Tuesday), but it's okay that it was 3 days late - it saved us two percent on the loan. So, I'm not complaining. Dan is meeting with the cont…

Doing More Packing

Well, Dan and I are trying to get some more packing done this weekend - after spending yesterday back in Sebring looking at furniture. We just can't seem to find what we want for the living room. We have decided that we are going to just have chairs (no couch/sofa), but we can't find the chairs that we can agree on. Well, that isn't exactly true. We can find stuff that we like, but then we can't find upholstry material that we like.

We have decided, and have found and agreed on, Dan's leather recliner. Now, we are leaning toward me gettting a recliner also instead of the "push-over" chair that I talked about last weekend. Why you might ask. Well, because of the ottoman. We just don't want to take up the additional floor space that an ottoman will consume - so we are going toward a recliner. I found one that I like yesterday, but I can't find an upholstry material that I'm sold on yet, but by the time we agreed on the recliner, we had another ap…