October 19, 2015 § 1 Comment
The best laid plans and all that…
What was supposed to take a week has now stretched into almost a month. Valley weather is not known for it’s consistency, especially this time of year. (Put it this way, it was 4 (C) and snowing yesterday. It’s 8 and raining right now and tomorrow it will be 13 and sunny.)
The recent either too wet or too cold has made completing the job harder than we anticipated.
Nevertheless, progress is still progress and we may still get it finished yet. But in case we don’t…I’m posting these pictures to mark how far we’ve gotten.
This is after Hubby removed the hedges and
the first coat of primer was applied.
October 6, 2015 § Leave a comment
I believe a good test of any marriage is a major DIY home renovation project. No matter how much they agree on the end result, getting there often involves two different people with VERY different ideas as to how.
Case in point…meet Hedgezilla
Hubby: It’s got to go…it’s growing into the eaves and pushing on the roof.
Me: I agree. Let’s call someone.
A WEEK LATER:
Me: Did you call someone about the hedge?
Hubby: Oh yeah, I called BUDDY. He’s going to lend me his Dad’s chainsaw.
Hubby: But for now, I have this…
Me: A handsaw? (Le Sigh)
HOURS LATER: BUDDY with chainsaw showed up and in no time a knife fight become a battle of the electric sword.
All told this story actually spanned two days, I condensed it. The rest is not important. Hubby won the battle and didn’t lose any eyes.
He says it’s a combination of determination and will. I say it’s a combination of arrogance and luck. Either way, we got a big chunk of our house back. I can’t wait until it’s all finished and comes together.