Our house remodel project officially made it to the eleven week mark this past Saturday. A part of me can’t believe that we’ve been working on this for about three months now … but a much larger part definitely can.
This past weekend we decided to give ourselves a little break. Between traveling with work in June and August, hosting people at our house and really, just trying to get items crossed off our remodeling to-do list, we realized we hadn’t had a break in a long time. Granted, we’ve had a blast so far and a part of me was itching to still get some stuff done (I’m my father’s daughter!). So, here’s a little weekend update:
We took Friday off because a door installation guy from Lowe’s was coming by to measure our backdoor to make sure the new one would fit and to see what all he would need in the new installation (to learn why we are getting a new door, go here). After this we laid around and watched a couple movies that were queued up on our DVR thanks to HBO and Cinemax’s Free Preview weekend! (We lead exciting lives, I know.)
We felt like lazy people after this, so Scott decided to brew the next installment of our “Gips Meisterbier” collection and also our fall beer favorite – Pumpkin Ale!
While Scott was brewing this, I was busy taking measurements of our kitchen, dining room, hallway and living room to figure out how much crown moulding, baseboards, shoe moulding, chair rail, cabinet moulding and board and batten “lattice” we needed. This proved to be quite interesting because some rooms already have baseboards (the hallway) but only need shoe moulding, while others need everything, etc.
Once we figured all that out, I headed over to our local lumberyard to check pricing. I had already researched what Lowe’s was online to give me a baseline to work with. I figured the local lumberyard would be a little cheaper overall, but didn’t realize that they would be about 30-40% cheaper on everything! This break will definitely help our overall budget for this project.
Saturday morning we headed back to the lumberyard to buy all the moulding pieces I priced the day before.
Since it’s still hot and sweaty in our neck of the woods, Scott decided to head up to the pool where some of our Scuba diving buddies hold Scuba classes. Scott has been itching to get his fins wet again and “blow bubbles” with the guys. Once he was back at the house, we decided to head up to the Court Square where our town was holding their annual Ice Cream Festival. We love going each year to eat our weight in free ice cream, check out the antique cars and listen to the little kids sing in the American Idol Contest.
This is also the time of year when all the tobacco is harvested and smoked. The main indicator that lets us know our favorite season has arrived is all the rickety, old, tobacco barns packed to the roof with drying tobacco waiting to be smoked.
Scott snagged this photo on his last bike ride.
We hope to get back to work and get the majority of the moulding and baseboards up this coming weekend. So, I’ll have more on that in a few days!