Tuesday, June 24, 2008


More shots of the house in progress, including a coat of much needed paint!


Here are some details showing how bad it was before we got started. It really was pretty bad!

Look at how badly these columns are leaning!

This was after we got started......

Sunday, June 22, 2008

This is it

My first post. I'm updating and remodeling my home and this blog will serve as my journal as it progresses to the wonderful final product that I know is coming. The contractor has been here for several weeks already, scraping off the old paint, replacing cracked window panes, and taking up boards from the deck to make room for the new addition, while we wait on the plans and get the permits.

Yesterday we got paint! Yeah! I've been waiting on new paint on this house for many, many years. It's only on one side and part of the front so far, but it's progress. And a gigantic improvement over what has been peeling and cracking since I moved in 15 years ago. It looks clean and bright and happy. It will take some time to get used to, but I think I'm really going to love it when it gets finished. I'll get a photo posted soon.

Tomorrow we should get the plans from the architect, so then we should be able to start progress on the addition in the back. I'm really excited. I know there will be setbacks and surprises, but I'm keeping my eye on the final product. It's going to be such a big improvement.
I'm going to incorporate as many "green" and environmentally friendly materials as possible. It's a learning curve I'm eager to climb.