Category Archives: House

And done

Mercy I’m tired. Floor, baseboard, door trim all done. Remaining: light switch, room reload.

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Floor

Floor is down.  I’m feeling proud. I thought Scott would do this part of the project but he is run down and his energy is very low. I’m grateful for the work he has done – several hours each night. … Continue reading

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Fiddly bits

I like how the bits around the closet came out. Plus first coat of paint is in the baseboard and trim.  

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Finish is in sight

Almost there, with the ‘easy’ part.  Last two rows will be time consuming. I have to rip at least 5 boards, notch two for pipes, notch two more for the closet bump. Hard parts to come. Clean up wall where … Continue reading

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More flooring

More progress. The transition strip is ugly but I installed it in such a way that we can redo more precisely at a later date. Like when we aren’t in a time crunch to git ‘er done before E returns … Continue reading

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Flooring

After 15 years in the house, and 6 years after doing the flooring in the rest of the house, we are ripping out the last of our carpeting. 100 sf room, not a bedroom as it lost its window when … Continue reading

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Up to ears

We are up to our ears in puppies, new boiler, toddler and projects. Insulation happens Tuesday, then ventilation. We hope to be up for air soon.

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Boiler

We are replacing and relocating our boiler. This is a Navion 250, installed in our garage. It produces 4 gallons of hot water per minute with (I think) a 70 degree temperature rise. Our 1969 Weil-McLain boiler has been very … Continue reading

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The Attic

I spent about an hour crawling around in the attic this afternoon. We’ve got some problems. The insulation needs to be improved. The vents on the outside walls are partially covered by insulation. The bathroom vent ductwork has too many … Continue reading

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Painting

Wow. We are really tired. We sanded and sanded and sanded trim on the house yesterday and today, performing some much needed and long overdue maintenance. I became so aggravated at the orbital sander. The frickin’ keepers weren’t snug enough … Continue reading

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