Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Well we did not finish the porches before the snow started flying. It is snowing outside right now.
But we are SO THANKFUL that we got the porches secured, and almost done, before the tornado came through! We seriously doubt these porches would have held up during the storm. The winds were around 84 mph in our area. We did finish the painting on all three porches since the last time I posted. And Dave got the ceiling up on the balcony.
I LOVE the way the railing looks.
I like it so much, that we've decided to add it on all of the porches. The bigger front porch will only have it on the front ends, and in the center there will be steps.
We did do a "walk-through" in the house the other day, to try and decide what to do next. I think, after the Holidays, we are going to start on the breezeway. It's such a small room, we are hoping to put plastic up and warm it up with a little propane heater. It is VERY cold in the rest of the house. I am also thankful for insulation and a warm room to live in!
Saturday, November 2, 2013
I'm a little behind in this blog. We did close on the house on the last day of the contract! So, we are now down to one house! WOOHOO! We are still living in one room in the basement, but I'm OK with it. I know we will someday be upstairs, and right now I'm still feeling the relief of just having one place to keep up. I had no idea how much stress we were under until it was all over. And as long as we are moving forward, I'm good. No deadlines, just moving forward!
So, we were working on porches the last time I posted...and we still are!
We decided to get all of the painting done before cold weather set in.
Because of this view!
All of the porches have this view....but only one bedroom has a balcony.
By the time I finished painting all of these cracks and crevices with a brush, I was DONE PAINTING. Dave did help paint the crevices and cracks as well. Then he would roll while I finished. I'm just tired of painting. After all of the columns, bases, caps, and now porches...I'm a little bit tired of it! I have a couple of Adirondack chairs I need to paint, and I have been putting it off. Maybe tomorrow.
They were so horrible that they were flying in the paint buckets, and just everywhere. We couldn't even sit outside they were so bad.