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Friday 20 July 2018

Time flies!

Whoa... I can't believe its been almost a full month since our last post! The roofers have gone and we now have a brand new roof over our heads yay!

they were kind enough to leave the scaffolding here for us to use as they don't need it for whatever job they are doing right now. It's been super handy and I've gotten quite used to climbing up and down on it.
Here's a shot of one side half done.
We've finished one side of the house now and you can really see the difference in the above before / after shot. It's been fairly uneventful over the past few weeks. We kind of overdid it one day and needed to take the last week off just to catch up. We've played a lot of video games in the past while and I think mum is addicted to Planet Nomads.

Today we finished up that side of the house and moved the scaffolding to the front of the house. I need to remember to take the camera out with me so I can take more shots.... The attic window is totally rotten and needs to be replaced. And the lumber for the deck is all here and waiting for me to dig some post holes. But I want to get as much of the exterior cleaned up while we still have the scaffolding. The pressure washer has been amazing and saved me so many hours of scraping and sanding.

The upstairs bathroom is on hold while I decide what tiles I want to use. Mum thinks the ones I was planning using won't work very well as they are too thin in some spots and quite thick in others and won't hold up to a bit of abuse (We're looking to make them out of concrete). So I'm back on the lookout for something interesting that we can make. Having the 3D printer is handy as I can model and print samples out to compare.

Well I'm off to find someplace cool this afternoon as it's uncomfortably warm in here today. Looking forward to the fog returning!

Sunday 1 July 2018

Roofers and Bathrooms

Well the roofers came and are still here.  It has been 2 weeks of banging and shingles and nails.
Tony on the roof.
They have been doing a awesome job on a hard to do roof .  That and the rain and having to re sheave the roof it is slowly getting done.

Great shot of the before and after new shingles.
We ended up having to put 43 sheets of plywood as the existing roof was starting to dry rot and we unsure whether or not it was safe enough for them to be climbing on.  They looked great from inside the attic but were powdery on the outside.  Better safe than sorry.

lots of discussion about what needed to go where and how it was to be done.
Sure looks nice.

In the mean time Tyler and I have been putzing around not being able to do much outside. Important to stay out of the roofers way........ raining shingles.  The other day we started on the upstairs bathroom.

Old musty wallpaper and wainscot. 

It was time to take it all down and start from scratch.  Going to take lots of prep work to be able to paint and tile though.
Needs new drywall.

Much of the original dry wall will need to be replaced as the paper on the outside of the plaster is pealing off.  That is what happens to old houses that are left for 6 years without heat or love.  Condensation builds between layers and everything comes apart.

A little color to the day.

It is amazing how much larger the room looks once the wainscot has been removed.  How much better the bathrooms smells as well.

Tyler hard at work...worried about his plumbers but. LMAO
Everything comes apart.
Now comes the fun part.  Fixing holes, replacing drywall and ripping out the mystery no water shower. 

The mystery no water shower.

Looks so much bigger

And of course the kitties had to get into the thick of things.

Sam helping with the wall paper removal.