Saturday, November 01, 2014

Fall Project List - How Did We Do?

In August Luke and I made some serious revisions to our remodeling plans.  After delays caused by the concrete and my broken ankle we had to scale back our tasks.  We identified six major projects that we wanted to tackle.  But how did we do?

Pour driveway and sidewalk
To quote Monty Python "Completed in an entirely different style at great expense and at the last minute".  But at least the concrete is done and we can move on with our lives while our original contractor rots in jail.
Dry in garage
Finished over Labor Day weekend.  We still need to finish the interior, but now that the garage is dry we can work on it over the winter.
Frame kitchen addition
Postponed.  Our cantilevered addition is going to cause some problems with the existing plumbing for the upstairs bathroom.  We decided to delay the addition until spring so we can do the kitchen and bathroom at the same time.  For now we have to leave the back of the house looking like this.
New roof on the house
3/4 Done.  My family helped us get the new roof on in just one weekend but we were unable to replace the roof on the north side of the house because of our plans to add on to the kitchen.  That will be another project for next spring.
Replace doors and windows
Mostly done.  We did not replace the bathroom and kitchen windows because they will both be affected by the addition in the spring.  We'll keep them covered with plastic this winter.
Replace siding on house
Mostly done.  The siding is up (except for the back of the house and east side) but it was too cold for putting on the stone veneer.
While we didn't complete everything we had hoped for we were able to accomplish quite a bit considering the circumstances.  

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