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Apr 27, 2007 (3:57 pm)
still no pictures (I hate unpacking, as much as I hate packing).
How many people are getting ready for their spring garage cleaning (a.k.a - YARD SALE). My wife no wants to go through the boxes before we bring them into the house (leave them in garage) and make a section for yard sale items.
Oh yeah, we finally got the blacktop down, just need to wait set-up.
#80 of 98 Re: well... [odie6l]
Apr 30, 2007 (11:29 am)
I dunno if I'd have the ambition to do a yard sale, but I need to do some spring cleaning. I started a little yesterday, trying to get my garage ready to put the paint down on the last section of floor. When I did the rest of it last summer, I left 1/4 of it undone, so my convertible didn't have to sit outside for a week. And then I never got around to finishing it.
I put some boards across the trusses up in the attic, providing a space to pack stuff away. Which is probably not a good thing, because I tend to be a packrat. I need to learn better how to get rid of stuff!
Apr 30, 2007 (12:15 pm)
Time for me to chime in on my wife and I's "new" old house here in SE Arizona. Today the kitchen was floored with laminate to match the laminate laid in the hallway, dining room and living room. Right now there are two guys out in my yard digging fence posts. We have a 20 lb. Pomeranian that thinks he's weighs 100 lbs. and is full of bark and our new neighbors have a real 100 lb. dog who thinks he weighs 200 lbs. and is full of bark. Right now chain link separates our two homes. We're getting a 6-ft.wood fence installed this week. Whoo-hoo! I can't wait for them to get done...to let our dog out(the current chain link fence doesn't fully surround and box a yard in at the house...there was no way that was gonna work)and to put up our above-ground pool(4'X18')and to get a basketball hoop put up. I'm thinkin' of getting one of those portable hoops and putting it up...basketball is a passion of mine and I'm missing it badly!
It's coming together inside and out...next is some bathroom plumbing and probably some electrical work done...a new Roper dryer has mysteriously quit working after working for a 1/2 hour, a Roper repair guy is coming out here Thursday.
Inside I've got some wall repair to do and some tile to lay still, but it's lookin' better every day. We've only been in here for a couple weeks. It is one of those "to get a good price on the house you're gonna have to put some work in to it" kind of houses, as you probably could all gather.
Oh, I almost forgot. In front of the house I am having the fence go around my carport so I can have a 12' gate put in. That way I can park inside my carport if I want, or not. There will be a walk-through sized gate coming away from the house and the carport gate coming away from that post area. I'll have to take a picture of it and post it so you know what I'm talking about. That is an important feature so I can get my '08 Lancer GTS out of the elements(here in Arizona that's mostly wind and sand, but even so)and give us privacy in the carport for barbecuing and for working on all of those what-not projects for around the house.
#82 of 98 Re: Whoo-hoo! [iluvmysephia1]
Apr 30, 2007 (6:04 pm)
I've heard that wind / sand combo is hell on cars (kinda like sand blasting the paint). It all sounds like it's coming together nicely.
May 01, 2007 (11:56 am)
we also have an 'Auto Butler' deal with our Lancer GTS that coats it with a protective layer every 6 months. I will not let that go by without having that done.
I'll be monitoring the paint job closely and washing and waxing regularly, too.
Sounds like your abode is coming along nicely, too, odie!
May 07, 2007 (4:50 pm)
I just posted Part One of our New House video (link provided below). I'm working at taking more pictures to work on Part Two now that the computer at home is up and running.
Link to Video
#85 of 98 Re: Video [odie6l]
May 08, 2007 (11:32 am)
Good job Odie.. The music was fine tuned to the construction. I am looking forward to part 2.
Aug 27, 2007 (2:40 pm)
haven't really been on in awhile. Plus all the really nice days we have had I've spent driving or playing outside. Anyway the garage should be empty (besides for cars) after this coming weekend. The basement is now finished and I can start to move furniture (book cases, desks, shelving units, and a 800 lb entertainment center) and a heap load of boxes (that need unpacked) down into the basement. I now have my shed for all my outdoor toys, so they are not sleeping in the garage anymore. The only stuff going to be in the garage will be 'The Beast & Quicksilver' (Pilot & Accord) and the massive work center I have.
Back out to finish trying to get my grass to grow.
#87 of 98 Window coverings
Aug 31, 2007 (1:06 pm)
What is everyone using for window coverings on their garage windows? I'm looking for something durable (and probably washable) but don't want vinyl mini-blinds. Faux-wood plantation shutters (on the inside) are an option, but they're pricey--looks like over $250 each for two 35" by 71" windows. I also have the windows on an entry door to cover. Any suggestions?
#88 of 98 Re: Window coverings [corvette]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 31, 2007 (5:29 pm)
I don't have anything but how about some of these:
See-Through Window Decal
Or maybe you're married, lol, in which case peel 'em off and stick on your truck window.