The New House... #5: A brief update...

Blog entry by ryno101 posted 11-10-2008 10:45 PM 2553 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been lax in posting, but for good reason. I’ve been putting in 14-16 hour days, 7 days a week since I started this project on 10/18…

I was able to take last week off from work, allowing me to get into a rhythm of work from 10am to 2am, sleep from 3am to 9am… Of course on the days where I did have to work at my real job, it was office from 8am to 6pm, house from 7pm to 1am. The biggest time chunk that I wish I had back was the hours upon hours of driving all over the place to get supplies/materials/etc… we’ve been finding some major deals, but they do require some traveling! Needless to say, I’ve been busy.

The move date is scheduled for this Friday, so it’s crunch time. I’m as done as I’m going to be with the painting.

The single biggest mistake I’ve made on this project was drastically underestimating the amount of time and effort that went into prepping the walls/ceilings for paint. I uncovered problems that weren’t apparent until I really dug in. Now that that phase is done, I’m very glad that I spent the time I did on them… never have I seen almost 50 year old walls that look as good as these do!

My priorities for this week are getting the kitchen and 1st floor bath re-built… floors, cabinets, sinks, etc.

Once I’ve got a bit more time, I’ll take you all on a little trip back in time to document the process as it unfolded… but I’ve got bigger and better things to worry about right now!

Here’s a quick preview:

All will be revealed in coming posts… this is what it’s all about!

-- Ryno

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posted 11-11-2008 04:15 PM

Wow Ryno that sure is a lot of work you got there.Bet it will look good when you finish though.Keep taking pictures as you go.It’s so nice to look back at them later when it’s all done.And we can look at them too. :-)

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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posted 11-14-2008 05:28 PM

well, the bad part is done, now time to rebuild it, we will be waiting for some better looking pictures.

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