The Deck.

It’s amazing.  We use it all the time.  It is the best thing we’ve ever done during a renovation.  It was worth all of the money to pay someone else to do it.  The crew literally did everything.  We didn’t do anything.  They did excellent work. Have I mentioned that we LOVE it?  I mean, … More The Deck.

The Basement.

This post is self-contained.  It is not about finishing the basement or anything ooooh- or ahhhh-worthy. It’s about jack-hammering the floor of our basement to fix a slight water issue. Our basement has been waterproofed.  A sump pump was installed.  (Both before we bought it.)  It all works really well.  We got SO much rain … More The Basement.

Just an update.

While we haven’t gotten any more BIG projects or rooms finished yet, we have been chugging away at making the house more livable. We’re easing back into the big projects, I swear.  I actually really want to get some stuff crossed off the ole’ To-Do list, like really bad.  Plus, I just hate looking at … More Just an update.

Priming and Painting

  I’ve been slacking on the updating here.  But, we’ve been getting things done at the house.  So, it’s fair. The flooring guy came back to fix the shoe.  Mostly it looks good.  Some of it I’m going to have to just fix myself.  And, we’re not sure what he did (because he certainly did NOT … More Priming and Painting

Sigh of relief.

One thing. We are completely happy with this one thing that we’ve hired contractors to do so far in this house. The floors. They look amazing. They seriously are a game-changer in this house. Between the door openings and these floors, we now own what feels like a completely different house. We had a couple … More Sigh of relief.

It’s safe again.

Also, we have light again. The electrician arrived and installed a junction box. The lights in the basement work again. The outside light on the back patio works again. The outlet works now. [We did ask the electrician to move the outlet down a bit to match the height of the other outlets, and apparently … More It’s safe again.