Archive for August, 2008

August 14, 2008 2

chimney removal part 1

By in Chimney, Exterior

Looks like Moustrap! All those bricks are still up there! It’s gone! The remnants. So Tuesday and Wednesday were chimney removal days! Overall it went pretty smoothly with no complications, so I feel pretty lucky. It was a messy, messy job, probably the messiest I have ever done! The first day consisted of my friend […]

August 13, 2008 7

the chimney is down

By in Chimney

It’s down! This is what I looked like today when I was done. It was a day and a half event, with the help of my friend Dave and my Mom. I’ll be posting pics shortly, as soon as my body stops aching!

August 10, 2008 0

bye bye paneling cont.

By in Upstairs Hallway

Scary plywood! The glue seems to be peeling off pretty well. I need a new light! This one is not bright enough! Today I tore more of the paneling out of the upstairs hallway. I could only go so far because of the stairwell and not wanting to fall down it. I’ll have to have […]

August 10, 2008 4

bye bye paneling

By in Upstairs Hallway

So, as the weather continues to thwart my chimney removal and therefore by bedroom remodel as well I decided to branch out into the upstairs hallway. You can see the before pics of the upstairs hallway here . I have been so sick of looking at the paneling, it makes the hallway so dark. I […]

August 6, 2008 3

rain rain go away

By in Chimney, Life

Well, once again I am delayed because of weather. This has been one of the rainiest summers we have had in a while. The weather has also been unpredictable with the forecasts changing constantly. So, as they are calling for a strong possibility of thunderstorms all afternoon Dave will not be able to start removing […]

August 4, 2008 5

updates on the rest of the house

By in Basement, Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Downstairs Hallway, Living Room, Whole House

I just added more photos to my Flickr account as well as created more sets for other rooms in my house. Rather than post pictures there and then reposting them all here I am going to provide you with links to the sets. Please feel free to comment in Flickr or comment about things here! […]

August 3, 2008 3

amazing gift

By in Inspiration & Ideas, Life, Me

One day last week I went to check my mail only to find an Amazon Books package outside on my front porch. I was surprised because I couldn’t remember ordering anything. I opened it to find an amazing book for my birthday from an amazing friend, Anna at Door Sixteen. Jonathan Adler’s: My Prescription for […]

August 1, 2008 5

inside the troll hole

By in Attic, Chimney

So I was able to find someone to hold the ladder so I could take a picture of the chimney in my upstairs attic. I have to say it looks even worse than I thought! It’s “S” shaped! Why a chimney would be built “S” shaped I have no idea. But it is in rough […]