August looks to be a very busy month with lots going on at The Project and hopefully some things will get done here at this house, too. I'm keeping busy watering flowers because it's been hotter than a firecracker lately and you know what that means in regards to potted flowers. Lots of watering is needed to keep them going. Most of the flowers look okay, but some are on their last legs. I'm to the point of not caring because I'm so tired of the heat!
I wasn't going to show any more photos of The Project until I had some before and after shots, but since this is what we are living, eating and breathing (it seems) lately how about some before and during shots? And it's high time we were getting something done after too long a hiatus, so I'm not complaining. Too much. lol!
This is a before shot of the back of the house. The deck needed more work than we had originally thought. We knew the steps and some of the support beams needed replacing.
The lower door into the basement which you see is open will be replaced with a steel insulated door. The door on the deck which goes into what I call spare room has already replaced.
This is the partially finished deck which has had all the 4x4 beams replaced with 6x6 and an additional beam or two below as well. The railing is yet to be done and the stairs have been fixed.
Work is also underway in the bathroom. We decided to have the toilet moved to the other side and when the carpenter was drilling into the ceiling for the sewer pipe, he got into some electric wire.
So BG has been working on the wiring and you know how one problem often leads to another? Well, the wiring in this house is a total mess. He will be busy trying to track down all the wiring and redoing much of it. Some needs to be done now, the rest will have to wait. Do you know how hot an attic is when it's in the 90s outside? He can't stay up there too long a time.
We worked on the wiring until 9 pm last night in the bathroom and it's now ready for the carpenter to finish the walls and install the toilet and vanity, etc. Soon we'll be able to get the wall painted in there so then the flooring can be installed.
I say "we" but BG does the work, I'm just the cleaner/picker-upper, find the tool he needs, and general go-fer. I've made numerous trips to the Big Town for supplies. Just this week I had to get some drill bits he needed plus a few other things. Our daughter helps when she can, but right now she's busy working on a grant for her school.
Once the deck and bathroom are finished, the carpenter will put a new roof on the part that goes over the deck and spare room. Plus put in a new access to the attic in the hallway. The one now is in a bedroom closet. BG will redo the closet in the spare room once the roof is on and we know there will be no more water leaks.
Just think of all the fun we're having! Aren't you just a wee bit envious? lol!! No, I know you're not, and I don't blame you! I can't wait until all this is done and then maybe, just maybe, we'll get around to finishing a few things here at this house! And then, we'll be able to relax for a while.
Now, I'm off to the Big Town to pick up daughter's payroll for her. She is very busy today and I also have a few items I can get while I'm there. BG will be home soon as he works the summer schedule. I'm going to try to talk him into resting the remainder of the day. He has been working much too hard lately.
Enjoy your Friday and weekend...I'll try to catch up on everyone soon!
Happy Thursday to you!