The fun continues


It's January and we (I) are still working on the windows and beams.  This is now not a cost saving DIY project as we've been renting scaffolding since October at $70/week.  Brilliant huh? 


We actually haven't been procrastinating.  Our only time to work on big projects like this is when my husband is home from work and can watch our 2-year old while I tackle epoxy, caulking, etc.  He works freelance.  The standard 9-5, home on the weekends kind of schedule is definitely not ours. Sometimes he'll be home for days but lately he's been working non-stop...which is good.  


Although I've been working a good deal for the past few days you wouldn't know it.  I've been caulking window and roof seams, scraping off old paint from the windows and filling in minor holes with wood filler. 


I finally realized I needed a concrete to-do list.  Part of my frustration is that I feel I'm coming up with solutions as we go along because we've never tackled these issues before. It would be one thing to have a regular home with no historical value. With a Mid-Century home we want to keep to the house's integrity while using modern solutions but with limited carpentery skills and experience.  Sounds like a disaster huh?


Anyway, I have 9 steps to go before I'm done.  We'll see how many I crunch through tomorrow.


In the meantime, our Christmas lights are so not straight.  And, because they are all white we look like a cheap Italian restaurant.  Going to have to do something different next year.    

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kriselkeeper: The fun continues

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The fun continues


It's January and we (I) are still working on the windows and beams.  This is now not a cost saving DIY project as we've been renting scaffolding since October at $70/week.  Brilliant huh? 


We actually haven't been procrastinating.  Our only time to work on big projects like this is when my husband is home from work and can watch our 2-year old while I tackle epoxy, caulking, etc.  He works freelance.  The standard 9-5, home on the weekends kind of schedule is definitely not ours. Sometimes he'll be home for days but lately he's been working non-stop...which is good.  


Although I've been working a good deal for the past few days you wouldn't know it.  I've been caulking window and roof seams, scraping off old paint from the windows and filling in minor holes with wood filler. 


I finally realized I needed a concrete to-do list.  Part of my frustration is that I feel I'm coming up with solutions as we go along because we've never tackled these issues before. It would be one thing to have a regular home with no historical value. With a Mid-Century home we want to keep to the house's integrity while using modern solutions but with limited carpentery skills and experience.  Sounds like a disaster huh?


Anyway, I have 9 steps to go before I'm done.  We'll see how many I crunch through tomorrow.


In the meantime, our Christmas lights are so not straight.  And, because they are all white we look like a cheap Italian restaurant.  Going to have to do something different next year.    

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