Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 56

house exterior

Well, the truck is back but not in time to get anything done on the house this week.  While it was gone and our hands were tied, David spent some time at our daughter and son-in-law’s house blowing in insulation and replacing some very leaky windows. Now we’re back to work on the house but I decided to make you wait a few weeks to see the results.  So I’ll be back with an update the first … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 55

house exterior

Well, until David gets his new and improved truck back from the repair shop (getting a new engine), we’re at a stand still on our bigger house projects.  However, we’ve been told it might be ready today or tomorrow. In the meantime, junk has been piling up in the garage.  David said the first thing he’s doing when he gets the truck back is fill it up and make a dump run.  The mess in the garage … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 54

house front view

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  We did and it brought back memories of a year ago when we had just moved into this house and I was desperately trying to figure out a way to have Thanksgiving here.  Of course that didn’t work out since there wasn’t a functioning kitchen.  For the first time in years, Thanksgiving was at someone else’s house (my daughter’s).  Even though I couldn’t host, … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 53

front view of house

We are SO happy to have the floors done!  It was a big project (and REALLY messy) but it was worth it.  I didn’t realize how much of an impact it would have.  Even though the house isn’t done yet, it looks so much better!  Those floors were really awful. David spent last week doing odds & ends: Moving furniture back; Cleaning; Working on the office closet (trim & … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 52

House exterior

Somewhere along the way I missed a week.  My records show this should be week 51 but it’s really week 52.  It was one year ago today that we closed on this house and started transforming it.  Can you believe it’s already been a year?! But back to business.  This week we worked on Phase 2 of the floor refinishing project.  Take a look at what we accomplished. Tuesday Tuesday was a work day for … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 50

house exterior

There’s more to refinishing floors than just sanding and staining.  David spent the week putting things back: Closet Doors in Back Bedroom: Base shoe in all rooms: Touch-up painting. Move furniture back. Then it was on to Phase 2. Move furniture out of the upper rooms and dining room and stash them wherever there was … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 49

House - front view

I think you’re going to be really surprised at what we accomplished this week.  It helped that David took Friday off so he had a little more time to devote to this project – REFINISHING THE FLOORS.  Here we go! Monday We started moving the furniture out of the living room, hallway, front bedroom and back bedroom.  Some of it went to the basement; some of it went upstairs and the rest of it went … [Read more...]