Archive for May, 2009

Countdown to the end of school

May 17, 2009

Thursday is the last day with students and I am done with school on Friday afternoon! It can’t end too soon. This time of year, the students are feeling cooped up and need to run free. Several have told me they aren’t coming Thursday and it wouldn’t hurt my feelings if that proved to be true. 🙂

There was more work done on the house this week. The flooring has been ripped off the back deck and will be replaced this next week. The tile man comes tomorrow morning to put tile in the new bathroom and on the landing. The new green shutters have been installed as well as the outside lights.

This is the deck off the kitchen.

The front of the house.

The front of the house.

We have had a lot of rain this week. It is finally sunny but cool today.

Progress on the job

May 7, 2009

This week has been filled with scraping vinyl tile off concrete, sheetrocking and siding the house. We now have new steps which we hope to put the sealer on soon, if we get several days in a row without rain.

The house gets a new look

The house gets a new look

There will be storm doors added and green shutters.

The new steps, done except for a coat of sealer. Pretty fancy.

The new steps, done except for a coat of sealer. Pretty fancy.

There will be paint inside soon. Efficient basement windows are on order. The flooring is picked out. There will be tile in the new bath and vinyl on the floor in the laundry room and new room.

Our big issue now is having to scrape tile from the laundry room floor. It has probably been down since the 70s and isn’t coming up easily.

School is almost over for the year and we are having work done on the house

May 1, 2009
Inside of old garage

Inside of old garage

It has been busy and hectic lately but am taking a few minutes so you can see what is happening to our house. The top picture faces the east. We hope to put a pellet stove in here as our house is all electric. Who knows, there might even be a few looms and knitting machines that find their way in here.

New entrance to the house

New entrance to the house

Next week should bring siding and a finish to the steps, if it stops raining. We got 5 inches last weekend and it is still raining on and off.