Sunday, August 25, 2013

Where did the time go?

For me, most of it was spent sanding, caulking and painting.  Wow, I did not realize how much woodwork is in this 1907 beauty.  Also, my plan of giving her a makeover, with cleaning and painting, soon became plastic surgery.  Replacing sinks caused pipes to break, sheet rocking called for crown molding and removing old tile and carpet required new pine and hardwood.  Then, my wonderful husband decided he did not, and never had, liked the nearly flat patio roof his dad had put up several years ago. So down came the boards and metal and up went a gabled, shingled roof to match the house. This project was like taking off an arm and putting it back. Only now the roof is with keeping of the house and looks great.