Saturday, March 27, 2010


We've been remodeling. Jack's painting fences, door frames, assorted moldings, and any worn spots on eaves, trim, etc. We're doing lots of little things not worth highlighting with a photo, but here are some of our bigger projects.

New sunroom. We installed the floor a couple years ago, and hired a contractor to rebuild the outside walls and replace doors and windows this year.

Sunroom again.

They finished the stucco on the outside of the sunroom Thursday. There used to be 3 dilapidated aluminum sliders, cheap white siding, and no insulation in the walls.

Outside of sunroom again.

That window used to be a door. The sidewalk looked misplaced leading into a wall, so I made the curved concrete connector this week, joining sidewalk to patio.

New oven I installed yesterday.

Now that the sunroom is well insulated, we made it part of the main house. We yanked out two big OLD aluminum windows this week, trimmed the openings, and dubbed them pass-throughs. We also removed the door. We really like it this way. The kitchen cabinet top, sink, stove, & vent were last year's projects.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Good morning, spring '10

Not exactly the way I imagine being greeted by the first day of spring, but for this year, it's not too surprising. I'm definitely ready for long runs of warm weather and bright sun, but trying to appreciate the snowy view in our backyard anyway.