Thursday, January 15, 2009
So i'm going to skip the apology and we can operate under the assumption that i'm an unreliable blogger and that our friendship is one-sided. That way you can protect yourself from being emotional hurt everytime you come to my blog without updates and I can stop feeling guilty.
Since i'm living at the house I use my spare time for working instead of blogging.
So what has happened? Well the house got drywalled. I hired it out on account i'm running out of time. The company I hired did a pretty good job-especially with the cathedral ceilings upstairs.
While the drywall was going down my friend Andreas and I did some full-blown restoration on the 9 severely rotted and disfigured porch posts. I took them to Toledo to be professionally stripped of their paint. Upon their return they were in rough shape. Much more rot damage then I expected. We then molded some restoration epoxy to shape on the damaged parts. Andreas is an expert carver so we had at it and through heroic efforts we reshaped the damaged portions. 2 coats of oil based primer and they look brand new. We are very satisfied with the results.
After the drywall dust settled we took to priming and painting.....about 40 gallons of primer and paint later the house is in the home stretch for touch-ups. Check out the interesting colors.
Also meanwhile we laid the wood floor on the porch. I was able to get some salvage floors that came out of a house about 20 miles from here in a city called bloomfield. $1 a sq foot for red oak isn't bad and it looks awesome on my porch. about 400sq ft went down in 2 evenings despite single digit temperatures.
I had to fire my HVAC guy. He kept making promises and deadlines that he couldn't meet. So that sucked, but at least I didn't get taken on it.
thanks Patrick, Rebecca, Andrew, Jodi, John and Andreas.