Thursday, June 09, 2011

The scoop

It's been awfully quiet on this little blog of mine! I suppose an update of sorts would help explain why.
Here's what the last 6 + months have looked like around these parts:

What does a car have to do with our house?? Well nothing except that it ate up most evenings and weekends since December!
Before Cameron finished school and started working as an engineer, he ran a body shop from home.  This was the last project he had commited to and at some point it had to get it done. 
Hours and hours of time and effort went into taking it from this:

To this:

I tend to willingly offer my help get dragged into these projects. More for the moral support then actual help, I think.

But finally, it's back to work on our house! Siding is being ripped off and hauled away making way for new siding(it's been sitting in our garage for months!).

We decided to use an engineered wood siding called SmartSide in a light grey finish.

All of the trim will be a nice crisp white for a modern and fresh look on this very old house. The overhang above the door will be replaced with something a little nicer. And, if I can talk someone into it, the front door will be painted a crazy, bold color. 

Inside, there has been some activity too! My inlaws took pity on us and have spent many evenings at our place mudding and taping while we worked away on the car. Bless their hearts!
At this point, any sort of progress is a very good thing since there'll be another addition added to our home in September!

5 comments on "The scoop"
  1. Wow! Congratulations, how exciting!!!!
    Are you doing the siding yourselves? We resided our house last year and it was the summer of no fun because it took all summer long and even some of this spring to finish up. Although we have 4 children so that made things a little harder around here. Good luck with your siding and once again, Congratulations on the baby!!!

  2. Siding is still a dream 'round these parts.... love the grey and it'll look sawweet with a loud door!

  3. The car looks awesome:) Glad to see the house is back up on the priority list. You look so GREAT, can't wait to see you!

  4. Ange-
    Yes we're planning to put the siding on ourselves-My hubby is very much a DIY kinda guy. The only thing we've hired is a cement truck to mix the cement so we could pour our addition foundation walls and floor! We weren't about to mix that by hand!
    Too bad the car wasn't ours! Can't wait till you make a visit to Iowa!
    Siding was on sale a while ago, that's why we picked it up-You know how that goes right? At least you have your kitchen! I've been waiting for almost 4 years now :)

  5. Congratulations! Both on the baby and on getting back to house projects! :) I've only read this one post, but I can already tell I'm going to like your blog!


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