Thursday, October 6, 2011

Back to work!

I'm getting motivated to tackle the bathroom wall tile grout again.  This bathroom project has really been my nemesis and it was close to being done last year.  But of course we over-estimated both our abilities and grout set time for the wall tiles.  We were left with a functional but sloppy mess to clean up.

Caked on grout before cleaning.

Last night I decided enough was enough and we should just start working on it, even if just a little at a time.  I used a glass scraper (a.k.a. - razor blade with handle) and it worked well on the surface of the tile.  It took a long time to get the grout line to look decent and I'm still looking for a tool that will make that part easier.

Grout lines after cleaning.

Chipping away at grout is kind of fun and it's very rewarding when the lines look nice and clean.  But that feeling wears off very quickly when I look around and see how many lines there left are to do.  Why did we go with subway tile again?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

How to take down a tree.

This past summer Mrs. Forest noticed that the mulberry tree in the back yard was keeping out a lot of light. So she decided that it should be taken down. Now normally a chain saw would be used but if you're part of Mrs. Forest's Magic Tree Service you could just will it down!

If I could just get her to perfect this skill we could make millions!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Still here!

It's been a long time since my last post.  Kids and work have put a hold on the house, but I finally got a small project done yesterday.

I covered up a hole in the porch roof where squirrels were getting in.  I used wire mesh and an one-way  exclusion door to make sure any squirrels inside could get out.  Hopefully, they didn't start storing their nut supply yet because they will be S.O.L.!

It was hard to access the area by ladder and I had to stretch to get the mesh secure.  Hopefully, I have it secured properly but I will keep checking for any signs of entry.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Quick update

Just a quick update on the past few months.

Finally finished connecting the radiant heat in the bathroom on Monday night!  The floor is nice and toasty!

Also, did some painting in the Living Room and Dining Room!  The walls and trim used to be pistachio green!

And shoveled a lot of snow!