Thursday, June 23, 2011

Busy Month So Far

First Phase of House Repairs

Walter has been the busy beaver at the house. He has jumped right in and started in on some major home repairs. He has begun replacing any and all questionable pieces of cedar siding on the house. It has made for an quite the colorful looking house - current siding, new primed boards, and a few unprimed board thrown in for good measure; not to mention the caulked areas.

There were a couple of unexpected challenges that came up as he started working on the angled portion of the front of the house.  It seems that the rain had collected behind one of the shrubs and created the perfect environment for mold and rot to occur.

Wednesday's Progress

After a consultation with several builders and a pest control company - turns out that it was just a minor issue and was easily resolved.  Walter changed the orientation of all the siding on the front of the house to horizontal and this will prevent any future problems. 

This evening he was has been out on the ladder almost since he came home from work.  It's too late for an updated photo (no light), but he has gotten the siding up two rows above the window.  Now the really hard part - cutting the angled boards for the rest of the area.  I do believe that his goal for tomorrow is to at least have the siding up on most of the area.

Email & Newsletter Gleanings:

A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!
I'M 100% for PASSING THIS ON!!!
Lets Take a stand!!!
Obama: Gone!
Borders: Closed...
Language: English only...
Culture: Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!!!
Drug Free: Make a drug screen mandatory for anyone on welfare and/or food stamps!
NO freebies to Non-Citizens!

We the people are coming!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day

Spent yesterday afternoon celebrating Father's Day with my Dad. We had a great lunch and I surprised him with a Dairy Queen ice cream cake.