"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Saturday, August 4, 2012

It started with a leak…..

…in the outside wall…

Not just any leak.

But a major leak.

Inside and outside.


I ended up with this…

IMG_4076Notice the rotten siding…


Then both AC systems broke down.

Yep-there are two separate systems on this house.One for each end of the house.

On the same day!

Soooo…what are ya gonna do?

Call a contractor and architect,that’s what!

Who show up with the very same vision you have,for this house.

Which is a very dangerous thing,I tell ya!

This house has two stories.The upper story,and part of the first story,are clad with T-111 siding.It was disintegrating and needs to be replaced.It will all be ripped off.The house will be Tyveked and tar papered,and stuccoed.From top to bottom.

These entry doors …


will be replaced with something like this….


or  this…

doors1  I think this is the one.


The windows in the master bedroom …


will be replaced with sliders.

Kinda makes sense,dontcha think? …Leading out to the new pool,and all….

All that crap the popcorn on the ceilings will be removed.The interior repainted.

I did rein myself in with removing the solid staircase and replacing it with wrought iron.

Dah-yum!… I really wanted that,too!

I do have a budget,after all…..

Not to mention mundane things.

….like new soffits and fascia….

Everything has been measured…blah,blah,blah…

… and hopefully,priced within my budget…

Until this is done,I shall have to busy myself with turning this…


into a gravel pathway.

And getting ready for the fall veggie garden….


Stay tuned….


Deborah said...

OMGoodness!!! Another huge undertaking after the new beyond greatly improved pool!!! It is wonderful to live long enough in a home to see it be renewed. I'm loving the second door too. Cannot wait!!! **happy smiles** Deb

Jennifer AKA keewee said...

I know where you are coming from. We need major renovation around here too. Sighhhh!


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