The Not So Ugly And
The Really, Really Ugly
That would be a great way of describing this weekend's
work at our new house..we've named The Provision.
Can you tell what we did on Saturday?
In all honesty this is the second set of 15 yard waste
bags that have made it's way to the
curb in the past three weeks!
Removing leaves from beside the garage retaining wall,
taken a few weekends ago.
Look what we have found under many layers of leaves!
Exciting "greens" are popping up all over the yard!
I can't wait till spring and the flowers are in full bloom!
Zac, my son, was put to good use hauling dead and
downed tree limbs to the front curb
for our city's once-a-month limb pick up service!
Madison, our daughter, kept busy bagging leaves for us!
Now for the really scary...
The laundry area
(this hopefully won't be my laundry area,
we are planning on putting the laundry on the first floor!)
The basement shower....
(really... not sure I'd even bathe my dogs here!)
This area is against the front of the house and up till today
housed a dilapidated, mildewed dresser
and storage cabinet.
The dresser found its way to the curb after my
curb side photo was taken, and the cabinet was torn
down and will be on the curb for next week!
The happening bar in the rec room....
(this will also be finding its way to the curb soon too!)
The rec room photos are fuzzy, ....
fuzzy = dust and dirt.
Notice our professional masks!
The inspector stated that the stuff on the walls was not harmful mold,
however... they will be getting cleaned, sealed and painted!
The basement is concrete block, which is not
as waterproof as the modern day cinder block.
No worries, this will not be our rec room,
even when it is sparkling clean!
The ceiling in the rec room... is coming down.
We hauled out two large garbage cans full today.
I was teasing with Wayne that we might need to start
"tipping" our garbage men at this rate!
So to cap it off,
Saturday we took advantage of a rare mid-60's day
and worked outside....
Sunday afternoon we tackled sweeping the basement floor,
shop vacing the walls and ceilings
and removing part of the rec room ceiling.
This week we hope to power wash and seal the
A little something fun....
Since our current home is on the market,
I been buying lemons to display
in a bowl on the counter.
Twice we have used the old lemons to make
homemade, fresh squeezed lemonade!
Today we added blended strawberries and ice
to make strawberry lemonade!
1 cup of fresh lemon juice
3 cups of water (i use more)
1/2 cup of sugar (to taste)
mix and stir and
Have a great week!
I am posting to Metamorphosis Monday
at Between Naps on the Porch!