First, my mom rocks!
She came over the other day and brought me lunch. Then asked what I was working on. (The carpet in the hall needed to be ripped out.) So my sweet mom (in her pant suit and blouse) grabbed the crow bar and tore into the baseboards in the hall. Then tackled the carpet and pad! I was shocked at how quickly the task was done and the old carpet disposed of. FANTASTIC!
I would have paid money to see this! My mother-in-law is one demo-lishion moe-sheen! -Steve
Saturday our friends dropped by to see the house, and gave us a present... 2 HUGE ball lights. These will be perfect for the peeks. One will go in the entry and the other most likely in the living room.
hmmmmm I think I'll have a caption contest for this pic... What a GREAT housewarming gift! They also contributed an ultra-cool pull down light fixture for the dining room, a fondue set, and a Simon game for the kids! Check out "Sputnick Housewares" in Portland. It's theirs and it's PACKED with more swanky stuff. -Steve
No comment... -Steve
This was fun! We expected to find a beam and evenly spaced 4x4 posts. Imagine our surprise when we discovered regular old conventional stud framing. In retrospect the new posts and beam look great and are probably better than anything we were hoping to find, but it caused more than it's fair share of "huh!"'s when we first uncovered it. -Steve
And Austin put on some gloves, rolled up the "Spinsulation" and threw it all in the trash pile, while wearing short sleeves! Merci Beacoup! -Steve
Thank you, thank you... Marci and Austin.
And finally, one night last week our house was bursting with men in tool belts! I affectionately call them the "frat" brothers... they looked so nice and clean to be ripping out our molding, rotten subfloor. Our "brothers" (12 of them) arrived at 6pm and by 8pm the gross subfloor was pulled out and most of the new subfloor was cut and installed. Yay! You guys are amazing... I think the dust is still settling.
Yes we are!