Week Three


I was so exhausted from last weekend I didn't get to update the blog.
Friday, we got scaffolding and set it up.

Saturday, Hubby had to work half day so I only had a few hours to continue stripping and taking off rotted portions of beams. I made great progress. One poor beam look like a nub it was so bad.

Sunday we were at Home Depot for 3 hours with our toddler. OMG! What a juggle! The idea was to get all our supplies in one trip and with one purchase. Our Home Depot card lets us pay off any purchase over $300, without interest, for a year. Funny, we were worried we wouldn't get to $300...we spent $600.

After Home Depot and after getting P down for a nap, Hubby went to work on the window moulding. We decided for most windows the top and side pieces of wood were ok. It's the bottom piece/pieces that are rotted.

Upon further inspection we realized pulling out any moulding was more intricate than expected. The bottom consists of three pieces and it looks like originally there was a fourth, which is now missing. One piece the Hubby pulled off wasn't just a square piece of wood. It had a special cut, a wedge, on one end that was made to slide into the interior window hole. Basically, the entire configuration is one big jig saw puzzle meant to support each piece around it solidly. The construction of this thing is amazing....but impossible to replace easily. We're now just trying to protect the wood that's there. While trying to put a piece of moulding back in place Hubby cracked a window! At this point less is more...ie, the less we do the more we'll keep.

The rains came on Tuesday this past week. We had to tarp the side of the house to protect the sanded wood from getting wet. Now, this weekend, it's 95 degrees, sunny and dry but Hubby had to work the entire weekend so we are on hold.


The rains and cold made for some pretty dramatic pictures of our hood. This is the view from our bedroom window. Because of the fog you can really see highlights of our neighborhood. On the far left two tall palm trees stand, hence the name of our community, Corbin Palms. On the right the play structure of our school and soon to be community park.

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kriselkeeper: Week Three

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Week Three


I was so exhausted from last weekend I didn't get to update the blog.
Friday, we got scaffolding and set it up.

Saturday, Hubby had to work half day so I only had a few hours to continue stripping and taking off rotted portions of beams. I made great progress. One poor beam look like a nub it was so bad.

Sunday we were at Home Depot for 3 hours with our toddler. OMG! What a juggle! The idea was to get all our supplies in one trip and with one purchase. Our Home Depot card lets us pay off any purchase over $300, without interest, for a year. Funny, we were worried we wouldn't get to $300...we spent $600.

After Home Depot and after getting P down for a nap, Hubby went to work on the window moulding. We decided for most windows the top and side pieces of wood were ok. It's the bottom piece/pieces that are rotted.

Upon further inspection we realized pulling out any moulding was more intricate than expected. The bottom consists of three pieces and it looks like originally there was a fourth, which is now missing. One piece the Hubby pulled off wasn't just a square piece of wood. It had a special cut, a wedge, on one end that was made to slide into the interior window hole. Basically, the entire configuration is one big jig saw puzzle meant to support each piece around it solidly. The construction of this thing is amazing....but impossible to replace easily. We're now just trying to protect the wood that's there. While trying to put a piece of moulding back in place Hubby cracked a window! At this point less is more...ie, the less we do the more we'll keep.

The rains came on Tuesday this past week. We had to tarp the side of the house to protect the sanded wood from getting wet. Now, this weekend, it's 95 degrees, sunny and dry but Hubby had to work the entire weekend so we are on hold.


The rains and cold made for some pretty dramatic pictures of our hood. This is the view from our bedroom window. Because of the fog you can really see highlights of our neighborhood. On the far left two tall palm trees stand, hence the name of our community, Corbin Palms. On the right the play structure of our school and soon to be community park.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous eve said...

Hello, did you have your fence built or was it part of the home when you bought it? If you did, I would love some details about the work or cost and maybe even a referral! Feel free to email me at lighterlena @ gmail
thanks!

December 29, 2009 at 5:31 PM

 

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