Archive for the 'Home Improvement' Category

Raise the Roof – Or At Least Stabilize It

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

The more work the contractors do, the more amazed I am that we let the garage sit in this condition for so stinking long.¬† It’s been amazing to see the amount of crap being pulled off, to reveal that the house has decent bones, but the clothes had all gotten shoddy and yucky. Anyway, in […]

Garage Is Gutted, Almost

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Two days worth of demolition and change. By the time the guys left on Friday afternoon, they had framed in the door with studs, and then boarded it up for the weekend.¬† This is what it looked like from the inside. The guys were wearing protective gear and masks as they ripped out old yucky […]

The Great Garage Conversion Begins!

Friday, May 18th, 2018

FINALLY. For posterity, this is what the garage looked like on Thursday morning, before the contractors arrived. It already looks altered, as several things have happened already – including a foot of asphalt being jackhammered out in front of the garage door, rebar and concrete being set and poured, and the washer, dryer, and freezer […]

Almost Clean

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

I have no pics at hand to prove it, but the garage is almost empty, and my “craft corner” is also empty (save the drying rack, because laundry never stops) after a solid week of work on packing the POD and some firm guidance and butt-kicking from Grandma. Contractor now says Wednesday is the start […]