Tuesday, March 17, 2015

House Update 3.17.15

So, there has been a slight change in plans...


After a few days of sanding, patching and mudding, we began to re-think our whole renovation procedure.

Most of the walls are in pretty rough shape: peeling, crumbling from pet urine and full of holes.

The amount of time it will take to prep the walls for painting is too great at this point.

Our time is going to be very limited. Our help is going to be very limited.

The other factor is mold.



The more we look, the more we find. We are even finding it in places we didn't expect to.

So after much discussion, we have decided to tear down all the walls and hire a professional to hang new sheetrock, mud and make the walls paint-ready.

Yes it's going to cost us more. But this means we can move in sooner, eliminating the cost of rent and having to pay two utility bills.

It's a HUGE relief.

And ripping and busting down all those nasty, horribly colored walls is oddly.....


.... cathartic.....



Our neighbor (a.k.a my dad) came to help.


I suppose it's the least he could do after he ran over our mail box. :)

The neighbors' dogs joined us too


This way we will also have peace of mind. Whereas before, we would have never known just how much mold was hiding behind the walls, affecting our health.

We will also be ripping out the cabinets and re-designing the layout of the kitchen.

At this rate, we may actually be moved in by summer.

We're going for a more open floor plan, ha

Oh hey, it's St. Paddy's Day.

I guess I should include some pictures with green. Let me take a quick walk around the yard...


The Toothwort has finally opened!


Virginia Bluebells will be blooming in a week or two.


The wild blackberries are leafing out.

The buns are enjoying some green too...


I hope you are enjoying some green, wherever you are!





6 comments:

  1. You're making quick progress! Keep it up!

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    1. Thanks! We are now that we aren't sanding and mudding anymore. :)

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  2. Wow, what a project! It looks like everyone is having a good time kicking the walls down at least, lol. So glad you will be able to move in sooner- I know the two places at once must be difficult. The kits look fantastic! I love, love, love the broken red- so striking. :)

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    1. Yeah, kicking walls down is a lot more fun than sanding. :)

      That broken red kit is a doe, and also happens to be the friendliest of the bunch. I've got my eye on her as possible replacement stock, even though I'd rather her be solid red. For some reason the two solid reds in the this group (a buck and a doe) are the spookiest.

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    2. Yeah, kicking walls down is a lot more fun than sanding. :)

      That broken red kit is a doe, and also happens to be the friendliest of the bunch. I've got my eye on her as possible replacement stock, even though I'd rather her be solid red. For some reason the two solid reds in the this group (a buck and a doe) are the spookiest.

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  3. I think this is a GREAT idea, especially if it won't set you back too terribly far financially. Peace of mind and like you all said, LOTS of fun destroying the bad walls!

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