Archive for March, 2018

Progress in the back (Beach House #77)

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Got another day’s worth of work done on the back porch today, in between putting coats of poly on the disappointing, despised Devil Floors. Got two out of three walls insulated and drywalled – put in a couple of electrical outlets while I was at it, too, that’ll be hooked up after the electricians come for […]

Floors, sweat, and tears (Beach house #76)

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

So you know how sometimes, you should just leave things the hell alone? Yeah….. So the footprints all over the floor were like little ugly blemishes everywhere. They were annoying, especially given the week of backbreaking work it took to get there, and took the whole look down a level. You could totally tell they were […]

Floor hubris, or the beginning of the end (Beach house #75)

Monday, March 26th, 2018

So you know how I left the floors gorgeously sanded? Well, overnight it snowed about 7 inches. I came in the next morning with snow on my boots, as did the HVAC guy. At this point, if you’ve done woodworking you are  totally groaning right now. If not…. just enjoy the photos. And call me […]

Naked floors (Beach house #74)

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Started refinishing the floors this week – and BOY was that a harder job than I had thought it ever would be. I mean I knew the floors were pretty effed up from about 60 years of abuse – stained all over and in one room, the old owner said the tenants had just left […]

Working downstairs (Beach House #73)

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Because the upper half of the house is coming so close to completion, it’s freeing me up to start working in other areas. I’ve still got to finish up the basement and the back porch before I can consider my job close to done. Remember how the basement used to look? It was a dungeon […]

Working upstairs (Beach House #72)

Friday, March 16th, 2018

The upper half of the house is getting so close to being finished. I got the vanity cabinets installed yesterday, and the recycled medicine cabinets screwed in. And it’s been painted, for the most part! Still haven’t done the closets though, and there’s a lot of edging yet to do. I chose this sort of warm, light-grey paint […]

Cabinets in! (Beach house #71)

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Huh, post #71. I wonder if I’ll get the house finished before post #100? I’m going to close my eyes and cross my fingers and wish for yes. Meanwhile, cabinets! We worked Saturday afternoon and got all the wall cabinets in. The color comes pretty close to matching the beams, like I’d hoped. Ta da! We were […]

Soapstone, harbinger of cabinets (Beach house #70)

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

I ordered countertops! I have to admit, I don’t actually have cabinets yet. Or rather, I have them… all clustered together in a forlorn huddle in corner of the old kitchen. Still in boxes. Most decidedly not hung and arranged on the walls. The plan is to get them up quick this weekend before the templaters […]

99% tile (Beach house #69)

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

So close! Only the shower curb left to do. I’d have gotten it finished today if I hadn’t had to stop twice during the day and make two separately 40 minute round trips – one for a single extra box of tile and one for a single extra bag of LASH clips. I hate so muuuuuuuuuch when […]

Starting to tile! (Beach House #68)

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

So, I was supposed to have been done with tiling last week. In order to stay on schedule  for refinancing in mid-April, by when I want to have EVERYTHING TOTALLY FINISHED and already rented. Needless to say, things always take longer than I think they will. Preparation took about half the time. It is so important […]