Well, we are officially underway on this home improvement adventure! The first trailors showed up shortly after 7am, and the dumpster arrived in the afternoon.
They only things they really did on Day One were to prep some wood that will go into their scaffolding, and get our final choices on colors and things. The dude said he'd be getting things lined up...like ordering materials, etc...and they were gone by mid-day.
I'm going to try and do a daily account (with pics) of the progress. For now, I want to show the 'before' pics of our poor, sad looking house.
The north side, our main side of the house:
(The lower room on the left end of the house will be torn off and rebuilt. The two sections of roof above that room will be rebuilt to be only one solid roof section.)
The west side, actual front of the house:
(To the right of the big front window, in the farther back area of the porch, we are having a front door put back into the original space. The center beam on the porch will be replaced too, since the current one is curved.)
The south side of the house:
(The roof over the right end of the house will be rebuilt just like the other side, to become one large smooth section instead of two smaller.)
The east side, back of the house:
(The roof line above this back half of the house will be changed as already mentioned. It will become just two slopes instead of the current four smaller mismatched sections. New back door, and small back deck/step will be added.)
So, we'll see how this goes!
I hope to do daily house updates, but I hope to also have non-house news too. And for June 9 there was plenty of other news. Ty had his senior pictures taken. Wheee! I was nervous...LOL I was worried the outfits (both casual) were too boring, too ugly. I was worried about Ty looking too stiff, and having an annoyingly 'forced' smile. Things seemed to go quite well though! The photographer had him laughing and loosened up, so things were just happening...not forced. She took about ten billion pics though! How will I ever narrow it down??? The previews won't be ready until next week. I can't wait to see them!!
We also got my car back. The battery was shot, and whatever had gone wrong had sent a surge of current thru the system that made my gas gauge needle spin all the way around. It now sits on the wrong side of the 'full' peg thingie. The shop dude said everything still works, the 'low fuel' light will still work. I'm used to using my trip odometer as a guide anyway so it's not TOO big of a deal. He told us that if we took it to a GM shop we'd be told it needs a new dashboard and be about $800. Doh! The dude also said that's totally unnecessary though, and we could probably find a smaller shop with an experienced mechanic who could get inside and do it for about $75. For now I'm not going to worry about it, just see how it works out by relying on the trip-meter.
June 9 was also Johnny Depp's birthday. hehe