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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sloanes new room

Parents came today to remove wallpaper from sloanes new room. Push is on to get her into the room and settled in before baby comes in oct. 

Now I just have to putty some cracks and prime and paint. Wish I has time to pull and restore windows. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Basement sewer lines

Now that the upstairs bathroom mess is contained it's time to start a new mess in the basement. Jackhammered a channel in the basement floor so the plumbers can replace the cast iron sewer lines with PVC, add a back flow valve, add a vent stack for the basement bathroom/washer/utility sink, and a washer box. 

This wasn't nearly as bad as I expected. Took morning to jackhammer and afternoon to haul out concrete chunks in pails. 

Day 2. Plumbers dug out the trench and tomorrow they will put in the PVC.  Now it's getting really messy. 

Day 3

Utility sink now emptys into a vented drain (before it flowed uphill into the main cleanout) and the washer will also have its own vented drain. Everything passed city inspection. 

Day 4- started backfilling. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Upstairs bathroom demo

Took majority of day to get window, sills, and door casing stripped today. As always way longer than I expected. White, pink, and green layers. If it stops raining demo will start tonight. 

Day 2

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bathroom demo-prep

Tomorrow finally going to say goodbye to our gross upstairs bathroom. Getting the house ready for the mess.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sash locks

After six months of procrastinating I finally got locks installed in dining room. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Arbor vitae

Going to plant some more columnar evergreens next to the house.