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Working on the fireplace

Original fireplace

What it looks like today.

We are still working on the house.  Here is what we did to the gas fireplace.  We wrapped the original pink stone fireplace with sheet rock.   23 more words

The Backstory

When we moved to Florida in 2006, we were unable to afford the area that we wanted to live in. We rented from 2006-2010. 2009 was the year we decided we were ready to buy and right before the real estate market crash. 166 more words

1960s Ranch

Summer's over and we are back on track with full steam ahead

I haven’t posted anything for a while but that is because my family and I decided to have a bit summer fun to rest and also to reward ourselves after all the craziness and hard work that involves in buying a house and doing it up. 343 more words


House Timeline and Remediation Efforts - Part 2

We decided to remove all of the accessible hardwood floors and subfloor. I hired Edin’s Tile to do this work. We put down a white oak floor which looked awesome in the end. 471 more words

House Timeline and Remediation Efforts - Part 1

So the house construction project went well except for one little detail. When I moved in I started having breathing problems. We tried everything we could think of to remedy for about 1 year. 462 more words

Exterior: Siding and windows

Old houses often have multiple layers of siding and this house was no different. There were two layers on this house one of which was asbestos based and therefore required hazmat suits for the crew to remove. 76 more words

Deck and Backyard

Making the deck was alot of fun. It was basically my weekend job for 4 weeks. It felt like it took me longer than it should have, especially if you ask my wife. 79 more words