Thursday, April 7, 2022

A Couple of Projects We did Awhile Back . . .

This is the back porch off the kitchen.  If you enlarge the picture (by clicking on it), you can see that the floor of the room is wayyyyy below the bottom of the door going into the house.  Also, this back wall that we tore off was in such back shape from the rain and the wind, that we decided to rip it out completely and redo the wall from scratch.

This is what we tore off.

In this picture you can see the new wall from the inside (it's the wall to the far right side of the photo).  Also, this is the concrete pad that sits wayyyy below the kitchen door.

We decided the best way to raise the floor to the right height was to build a little deck in that space.

This is the second project we worked on.  I found this great door at a thrift store and we replaced the old door that did not have a window and was very flimsy with it. 

Still needs work but eventually it will be great!

The new door and the new new wall from the outside.

The house is moving along very slow and that is partially because the price of materials has sky-rocketed, but the main reason is because we are both moving slower these days and I am super busy with customer quilts, which is exhausting in it's own right!!

Until next time!!


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Work is Moving Along, Slow but Sure . . .

 I am going to try to go back through this past year and write a new post on some of the projects that have been completed, mostly completed or are in progress.

In order to lay the hardwood floors, Kelly had to fix the rotten sub-flooring and the rotten floor joist in order to make sure we did not fall through the floor at the front door!!

This first picture shows the board (it's the one on the mat) that we placed over the hole near the front door when we first moved here almost 5 years ago.

Here you can see the rotting wood of the sub-flooring ~

Kelly is taking off the metal plate that was probably the cause of the leaking under the door that then caused the sub-flooring and the floor joint to rot over probably many, many years.

Here Kelly is tearing out the rotten floor to get to the rotten joists.

This is how much floor Kelly had to remove so he could fix the rotten joist.

This is all the crap he had to remove.

This is the new floor with the fixed joist underneath.

Good job, Kel!!  That was a lot of work!!

Monday, August 9, 2021

Ok, I Promised Janet O That I Would . . .

start up again on this blog as there has been a lot accomplished since my last post on May 9, 2020.  This has been quite the year plus with Civid-19 restrictions, my heart issues that have caused me to have no energy until 2 months ago and Kelly having to work full-time now that the hotels in Bandon have been able to open.

I think I will start with the walkway for my quilting clientele.  You can find the prep work HERE when Kelly dug up the pathway in June, 2019.  It then sat dormant for a long time and during that  time the weeds came back in mass!!

So, after cleaning it alllll back out again, the work on the walkway could commence!!

While Kelly was cleaning out the weeds again, I cut the boards.

Boards are already!!

Then we laid weed barrier before putting in the foundation. 

We started with a small piece of the foundation to make sure that we had the ground leveled properly with sand and that the walkway would be good and sturdy!!

Lookin' Good!!

 Until next time!!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Oh My Gosh, A New Post!! Whaaaaaat?

It has been a long time since I have posted and I owe apologies to all my sweet friends who were following this journey!!  We have actually gotten a lot done in the last couple of months (and not much before that due to too many things going on in our lives).

First, we have been scrambling since the first part of the year to find a way to re-fiancne a house that is not done enough to get a mortgage on it and the guy we bought it from was not too excited about extending our original loan past the first of June.

Thank goodness for my dear, dear friends, T and Jason who have so kindly agreed to loan us the money to pay off the original owner and allow us to make payments like a normal mortgage.  The mental stress of not knowing if we would lose our home was almost too much!!  But now I can take the time to sit down and show off some of the work that has been going on around here.

Today, while Kelly was putting in a new window into the scary bathroom ~

I was out in the back mowing the lawn down from 24 inches to what you see here!!

We are sooooo excited to move forward with our home.  I'll be sharing more pictures from the past few months and I will make sure I keep up to date on anything we do moving forward!!

Thanks, T and Jason, you are Angels here on earth!!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Master Bathroom is . . .

being prepared to get the plumbing done!!

Kelly worked for hours today removing the toilet and plugging off the old plumbing and creating big holes in the floor to allow the plumbers to place the new plumbing on Monday.

This is the old toilet.  For some stoopid reason, they had it set at an angle ~

Kelly removed the toilet ~

And opened a hole for  the plumbers to get into.

See the little white garbage can off to the left upper part of the picture?  That is where this old, nasty, leaking water heater lived.  That came out and we need to fix the water soaked floor under where it used to be.

This is where the old tub was located and we are going to have a 4 foot wide by 5 foot long walk in shower there!!

Then this is where the old sink was located and Kelly got that old plumbing removed!!

And here is sneak peek at the back of the new vanity sink that is going in the master bath!!

More next week!!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

We Have a Fun New Attraction Here in Bandon . . .

that comes right by our house a few times a week!!

This is Lily and she is a purebred Clydesdale!!

A Couple of Projects We did Awhile Back . . .

This is the back porch off the kitchen.  If you enlarge the picture (by clicking on it), you can see that the floor of the room is wayyyyy b...