Attic idea was a bust!

Attic idea was a bust!

Shoot! Not all projects are possible. Although I want instant gratification, this one will have to wait. Mike told me to get up in the garage to to look in the crawl space so we could determine how we would need to frame out the attic stairs. Once I looked in there I realized there … Continue reading

Attic Access Stairs

Why finish an 80% done project when you can start a new one??  This weekend we are going to be putting in an attic access in our laundry room.  There is a fairly large attic space just above our laundry room.  Currently the only way to get to it is to climb up in the … Continue reading

Progress on deck…

Progress on deck…

Well it has been a while since I have had the strength in my fingers to blog.  Just kidding, but we did work so hard for two straight weekends and a few week nights to finish the deck.  Mike got the structural part sound, and then we cut and laid the top boards together.  It … Continue reading

Hit the deck!

Hit the deck!

Last weekend the deck came out.  Mike used a chainsaw to cut the top boards and then a kind neighbor helped hammer them off.  Upon inspection of the beam to be replaced, we realized there was not only a rotted beam, but that it was just laying in the dirt and held by a single … Continue reading

Expanding the deck!

Here is a look again at the back of the house…after partial paint job.  (Just another 90% complete project.)  The dirt area shown is where the new deck will be extending to.  The existing deck is so small and narrow.  This area is just a wasted area of weeds, so it makes sense to make … Continue reading

Too Many Projects…

Welcome to our blog!  With so many inspiring blogs, pictures on Houzz and DIY shows, I thought maybe starting a blog and documenting our home improvement projects would help us to be accountable and actually finish them… completely!  Currently, we have at least 15 unfinished projects and many more that I come up with each day.  Sometimes … Continue reading