But… (don’t you just love that word - and at the start of a sentence no less - damn I love abusing grammar) before I throw a whole raft of photos your way I want to dedicate this post to my friend Bruce who just cracks me up with his wit and intelligence. Those of you that follow his “stupid stuff I see and hear” blog will know what I mean.
Bruce - if you’re (that would be YOU ARE - hahahahaha) reading this - THANKS for keeping me in stitches. Your writing is nothing short of brilliant. And… I mean that!
Okay, now on to some photos.
So we are on the same page I am really going to leave this as a “figure it out for yourself” kind of post - it’s late and I’m so tired from being up on my ladder nailing fanfold over 30 minute paper in anticipation of the siding going up tomorrow that I’m lucky to even be typing anything let alone lengthly descriptions.
FRONT OF HOUSE (click on photos to enlarge)
|Built in 1910 with add ons (front and back) in the 30's /40's.|
|More than one surprise awaited us.|
|30 minute paper had the neighbours thinking black was a good colour choice.|
|As of yesterday: fanfold was applied over 30 minute paper.|
BACK OF HOUSE (click on photos to enlarge)
|In serious need of attention!|
|While it was called 30 minute paper it took me forever to reach the peak!|
And yes... I did it myself - ladders, scaffolding and papering.
|Paper is on, so is deck, stairs and storage shed. (aka my bike locker)|
|I learned how to build stairs - love the 6" rise, so does Lucky!|
|Trim is on and waiting for siding.|
|A wee sample of the Hardie planks. The colour is still to be determined.|
The colour you see here is just the primer.
|Back deck - done in Duradek vinyl. (same on front deck)|
|I finished this today (by myself no less) and half the west wall too!|
So... there you have it in a nutshell. I have hundreds and hundreds of photos but felt a quick overview was a good place to start.
The work behind the scenes that I've captured is epic - from replacing major support beams to installing all new windows and doors in a house where not one wall was straight - more than my share of sleepless nights have added to already hectic and crazy days of endless surprises.
I've now finished my drink (Bombay Gin and frozen blueberries) while writing this and it's off to bed as I have a little more fanfold to apply before Rudy comes back in town today.
And no... I'm not giving up my day job to go into home renovations!