Posts Tagged "our first home"

Working on the House (Sorta)

Spent last night talking about house plans, and going over receipts from our numerous trips to Home Depot. We’re getting ready to do our taxes, and were looking over purchases we made.

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Warming the House with a Large Blanket

The curtain comes courtesy of Meg, and Liz put it up in an effort to help retain some of the heat on our first floor. A lot of the heat coming up just rushes up the stairs into the second floor, and this curtain actually helps keep things a little warmer downstairs.

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First Floor Bathroom, Demo Continues

Demo is one thing I feel most comfortable doing, as I’ve gotten the most practice with it. But given the tight quarters, I’ve been moving a lot slower – taking my time to throw things into a nearby trashcan instead of just dumping everything on the ground. Fitting a ladder and a trashcan and a person into a small, half bathroom involved a lot of moving around and squeezing by things.

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Home Depot Pickup

Earlier in the week, Liz and I went out to Home Depot to pick up more supplies for the house. A big item on our list was lots of insulation for our pipes. We knew which types to get, thanks to Bob, and so Liz ended up doing much of the ordering online (and using the in-store pickup option).

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More Basement Cleaning

This is several days old, but wanted to post up a few more photos of the clean(er) basement. It’s a very gradual thing, but it’s still exiting to see more of the floor again.

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No Wonder This Room is Cold

I was working from home yesterday, and I’m not exactly sure when I noticed it… but there’s a small hole in the wall that partly opens up to the outside. How did we not notice this before now?

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Last Bit of Kitchen Demo

Well, I’ve used the word “Final” one too many times when talking about the kitchen, but I really do believe this is the final, final bit of demo work we had left in the place. Liz, tackling the remaining bit of wall/plaster with a chisel.

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Reorganization and Final Kitchen Fixes

Seeing wall to ceiling insulation on the South wall was really something to behold. I have to admit – I got a little teary-eyed, seeing so much up. Perhaps, when the true winter kicks in again, this room will fare a bit better against the chill.

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Finishing the Kitchen Floor

Bob came by the house today, and put down the remaining boards to finish off the kitchen floor. There’s a small gap that we’re waiting on (right before the East wall), but beyond that the entire kitchen is a solid surface now!

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