Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Weekend work

Alas, no new pictures... We had a busy weekend. We went to a benefit for Lifeline Pilots on Saturday, which was REALLY fun and REALLY good food. Prime rib and champagne, yum!
http://www.lifelinepilots.org/ Check them out! They're awesome!

The weather was great and I was able to get on my motorcycle and ride for about 30 minutes. I rode on some country roads, twisty and slow. It was a beautiful thing.

Did some planning for yet another project, the front porch. We know we want iron spindles, maybe the twisted square piping with a wooden top and bottom rail and wooden posts in the corner, but we don't know if we want this attached to a cement pad or a wooden deck. The deck is more upkeep, but cheaper. The cement can be done all at once. It took us about 2 hours to agree on something. We both had different pictures in our minds, and we had to find something we both liked. Sometimes that's hard! But we both stated what we liked and talked about it. Then, later on we ran to Menards and walked around looking at ideas and finally found things we both really loved.

Course, our last project isn't completed, but we are waiting on the plasterer. So, that's all that's left. Putting down the flooring is a total separate project in itself cause it includes new baseboards and window trim. And the brick on the wall will have to wait a month or two as it is expensive. So, we can leave it with the OSB plywood on it for now. It was paneling before, not a big difference. The only other thing to do with the livingroom is to paint it and we have to wait for the plasterer to come for that.

Home repairs are exciting and exhausting!!


Jana said...

I totally agree with you on your last statement--exciting and exhausting. And I haven't even attempted anything as extensive as you and your fireman! lol

Glad ya'll are able to work so well together and compromise so that you both really love what you're doing. :)

JenMarie said...

That's because he does most of the muscle. I do what I can, but it's nothing compared to the HeMan I married.

Yep, I'm glowing a little as I say that. :)