A Little Of This and A Little of That
This phrase pretty well sums up this past week,
both at the "old" house and the "new" house.
The "Old" House
(which is newer than the "new" house by about 50 yrs)
With Saturday being so beautiful, we
decided to get the last of the outdoor sprucing
done before our Open House on Sunday.
Wayne sanded and painted the front door,
while Madison and I planted cheerful pansies.
We planted them in the planters by the front door.
We planted them in the pots on the back patio.
Some went to the bed in front of the living room window
the remaining went along the sidewalk to the front door!
I'll do about anything to get this house SOLD!
The "New" House
or as we call it The Provision!
This house will be our labor of love.
So far we've toured the first floor and ripped out carpet (see here)
toured the basement, trimmed the bushes and raked (see here).
This week has been busy, too!
Last week I stated that we had yet to
start raking the right side of the house....
now we have started!
This bed runs along side of a concrete
retaining wall by our neighbors driveway.
I believe that the neighbor said it had been at least two years
since it had been cleaned out.
We fully agree with his observation!
It was neat to see so many flowers pop their way thru the leaves.
We were even more surprised to see many more
that hadn't yet reached the sun!
I don't think I've ever had so many flowers!
While I raked the rock bed, Wayne
got busy clearing the roof and gutters of leaves.
Next we power washed the front of the house!
It is much better, however we are still needing
to find a product to clean the remaining "brown" away!
Today we moved onto the right side back yard.
Wayne and Zac uncovered and cleaned out the fountain,
while Madison and I raked leaves, pine needles and
Wayne then went about the task of untangling the Wisteria vine
off the house and wrapping it back around
A quick power wash was all it took to make
the arbor good as new!
Remember the "vintage" bar in the basement rec room?
(We are praising God that Wayne decided to tear it out.
Come to find out it was being eaten by termites.
Thankfully all the entrance tubes were dry
and they had all made their way to the bottom.
I killed the ones at the bottom by pouring a gallon
of vinegar all over them!
Guess who's getting called tomorrow?)
The ceiling in the rec room is now gone as well!
I decided that these two items were worth keeping!
I'll have to find a special place for these!
(Jane they reminded me of something you would
find a special use for!)
The Upstairs Tour- Before
When I gave my first floor tour, I neglected to
give the location of the stairs going to the second floor.
These stairs currently go up from the short
I must warn you that the upstairs needs lots of love too!
At the top of the stairs turning right,
you find the front dormer of the house.
This will be closed off to make Zac's room!
Standing in Zac's room and turning left,
is the small dormer overlooking the back yard.
This area will eventually become the landing
and the dormer will be turned into a window seat for Madison!
Walking ahead at the top of the stairs is this bedroom.
The brown door goes to a closet and the white door
by the window would be
this very scary bathroom!
This room will become Madison's room but only
after the current closet and scary bathroom are demolished!
I think that it is funny that each "room" upstairs has a different
color of asbestos tile. We are not planning on tearing these outs.
Instead, we will be covering these with padding
and carpet in the bedroom and real tile in the new kids bath!
At the top of the steps looking behind you is a small
hallway leading to the left dormer of the house.
We have plans to remove this wall and add a banister.
A view from the other end looking towards the doorway Madison's room.
At the end of the hallway is this small room.
The last thing we did this weekend was to remove two walls of drywall
and plaster to expose the studs in what will become the kids new bathroom!
So to follow tradition... this is what's awaiting the trash man this week.
More yard waste bags, two or three trashcans of drywall,
and part of the rec room bar.
Just to name a few....
And this is what's waiting for me!
I am linking to Metamorphosis Monday
at Between Naps on the Porch.
Have a great week!