Sunday, September 21, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Oh Yeah

I totally forgot to tell you about my new Pella (Pella Windows and Doors - Home) Energy Star windows! They're great! They went in last Friday to replace the two windows in the front of the house. One in the Living Room that faces the front porch. The other one in my bedroom that faces the front of the house. So far, the thing that I like the best is that I can open the top half and get fresh air without giving the dogs a chance to make their escape. And they actually work without having to hold them up with a stick! And they're not totally broken like the one in my room! Once I learn how, I'm sure I'll also love that I can tilt them in to clean them, but for now, they're WAY cleaner than the old ones!


So I didn't get the pictures up. Sorry. So sue me. My life has been a little discombobulated lately, to put it mildly.

The siding is going back up on the front of the house in preparation for getting the painting finished up on the 3 sides that show outside the fence. The posts that were supposedly holding up the front porch were actually hollow. No wonder they were leaning in! After 86 years, they were getting tired!  They've been replaced with 6 x 6 pressure treated posts that will be boxed in with new mission style posts, eventually. 

The backer board for the tile went down and the tile on the floor has started....but the tile guy was called away, so I'm on hold for today. What's down looks really good, though. And it should all be grouted and finished by the weekend.

I've started painting the chairs that I think I'm going to use in the kitchen. They each need another coat. Then there's the other two chairs that will replace them in the dining room. They will need to be painted too....

So the next pictures will be coming soon. As soon as I can catch my breath and feel caught up. At least a little. This having my house in total disarray stuff is starting to take it's toll...