Monday, June 13, 2011

Odds and Ends

Free weeds sign made from a broken shovel.
Beware of the ... sign.
Shelf to put things that I unload from my trunk. I don't want to put everything on the floor. You can see the shelf is above the highest flood level line.
Pegboard in garage for organizing tools.
Pots to plant in.

More Staining

I started staining the back porch. Staining the horizontal board seems to tie the porch to the rest of the house.
I finished the first coat of the brown stain on the front porch. I think the porch looks like part of the house now rather than an addition.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


We started putting stain in our front deck. We will continue putting on stain whenever the weather is nice enough.

Friday, November 26, 2010

New Clock

We created a new clock using the knobs from the knob and tube wiring we use to have in the house.


Now that the project is finished, we can compare the architect's drawings to the actual.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Final Inspection

We passed the final inspection and now we are working on finishing things and getting back to normal. We started staining the new front porch. We want the new porches to look like they belong to the house. We will stain the porches when it is not raining. This time of year there are not many days without rain. We are staining the railing to match the belly band on the house. We will stain the deck and risers to match the lower part of the house. The stair treads and other pressure treated wood will be left alone.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New door

They installed a door between the garage and the rest of the "walk space" on Monday. We are waiting for the final building inspection.
We have a new elevation certificate. The floor is now at 426.4 feet. The floor used to be at 418.05 feet. So we went up 8.35 feet.