Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Fallen Tree

We had a tree fall a couple of months ago behind the carport that missed both cars and only minor damage to the roof of the carport.
Frank cutting up the tree
Nothing left but the sawdust.

New Carpet

Some pictures of the new carpet Front Bedroom
Dining room as Bridget was moving in.
Laundry Room
Living Room
Living Room with shelf

What happened to my paint color??

While finishing the painting and cleanup at White House, we had a couple of nicks in the paint in the dining room so I got out the paint we had used ( 5 gallons I had mixed from left over beige/cream paint ) and patched them. When they dried, a color difference showed so I had to repaint the entire wall a shade darker than rest of room. I just don't know what happened to the paint color since spring when I painted it the first time.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wheel of Fortune

You may wonder why I put a picture of Karen decorating the wedding cake, but you will see that she donated that turntable to a project we were planning. One of our renters is sales manager for a call center and needed a "Wheel of Forture" to use in training and motivation for prizes.
First I painted it white.
Then we mounted it on repurposed shelf brackets.
To support it for her desk height, we mounted it on a wooden tabletop after we shortened the legs.
Frank cutting a slot to hold the flipper.
We used monocoat for the red center and red pinstripe (both from Frank's RC supplies ) to mark the divisions on the wheel.
Finished wheel with pegs and flipper. Marcella told us it was a big hit and all departments want to use it.

House repairs in progress

I have decided that I should just post pictures as I do them instead of trying to do a proper blog so here are some pics of house repairs. This is the back of the house painted and with shutters up.
This is the doorway between the kitchen and laundry.
This is the old doorway between the living room and dining room. I had to strip all the old paint.
East side of house (road ) with paint and shutters ups.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bedroom floor is level !!

Shaping floor joist to slanted floor, bracing and shims.
Flooring panels down ( not screwed down yet so you can shading at edges ).
You can still see the slope at step-up but we had to leave as is next to the bedroom door and the closet door. Hopefully the carpet will hide some of that.
Floor is now level with windows, which were already level.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Repairing pool cover

When we took solar cover off pool to close for the year, we found a tear in the winter cover and I decided to repair it rather than spending $300 and waiting a week for shipment. We set up the sewing machine in the drive.
Torn pool cover.
Cutting a piece of tarp to use as patch.
Laying out the cover and a patch on the top and on the underside.
Cover on pool. Not very pretty but will do the job til next year.

Putting up carport cover

We bought the carport cover that has been stored in edge of field and woods. The RC Flying club decided they could not use it. Frank while we were putting up frame.
Completed frame.
We laid out roof panels to clean. Top one is really dirty.
I managed to wash 4 of the 7 today. We will try to get them installed tomorrow.

Monday, September 24, 2012


After taking down the old 16 in. ceiling tile, we could see the slats used to put them up. We are using 1 foot tiles so we will have to mount more.
Half the ceiling was covered with beadboard. I guess they ran out before they finished so had to do slats.

Bedroom Repair

Bedroom windows cleaned and painted.
Opposite wall just needs new paneling.

Bedroom wall repair

This is the wall where a window was before the kitchen/bath/laundry addition.
The crooked wall built out for new paneling
Old receptable, only one in the room.
New paneling.