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Exterior / Garage

 
Front yard/house - faces east
 
Back yard - NE and SE corners
 
Back yard - SW and NW corners
 
converted garage, attic access
 
remaining 'garage' area


 

mid-November, 2008:
Shed in back yard torn down.

 


shed dismantled


 

November 20, 2008:
Removed bush at corner of garage, fill dirt spread as needed.

 


bush uprooted


holes filled in front yard


holes filled at entry


holes filled along south wall


 

Windows:
(replaced end of August, 2009)

 


original windows

new windows

front room interior

another view

exterior closeup



front bedroom interior

new front bedroom

front bedroom exterior



original windows

new windows


master bedroom

master bath

corner of living room


by back door

kitchen


discards
 

flipped open


 

Improving "curb appeal":

 


old siding, door, mailbox, light, house #s

11-5-09: siding removed

11-5-09: siding removed


11-7-09: new front door


11-10-09: ready for new siding


11-13-09: new siding installed


new outlet, mail box, house #s


11-13-09: garage doors removed


11-15-09: siding painted


mid-Nov: Eaves/fascia covered


Close-up of garage corner


Thanksgiving: fiberglass front door stained


early February - snow makes everything pretty

early July, 2010: porch light finally installed (CFL bulb, dark-skies compliant)
early August, 2010: gables covered

Aug. 8, 2010 - Finished repainting curb numbers


 

Dec '10-Jan '11 - Replaced old meter & disconnect


New chimney rain cap

New car for driveway

vent for pellet stove insert
December 28, 2011


January 1, 2012

March 22, 2012


 

April 11-13, 2012:
New sewer line for kitchen drains

 


cutting concrete

jackhammered

sidewalks

removed

broken concrete

digging

trenches
trench digger video (3.2MB - click to play)


 


April 19-20: new sidewalk


 


5-16-12: painting doors

June - interior of garage


 

2013:
back fence trees

 


The hackberries kept dropping

huge limbs during storms.

So I had them all cut down

in December, 2013.

brush pile

remainder of log pile


 

2017: roof stuff

 


hail storm Jan 21

3-16: wanted a new roof before installing solar panels;
thanks to the hail storm, insurance paid for it!

3-21: installed solar panels on the west side


 

April 11, 2018:
removed back wire fence (that was falling over)

 

Remaining tasks:

gutters
replace all fence
finish french drain on south side
replace side door of garage
organize garage / wall racks to hang stuff

 

 

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