Thursday, January 8, 2015

fixing stuff

We've had a flurry of home improvement activity here since the first of the year.  I plan on putting the house on the market in mid-February. Only about 10% of the work is fun blog fodder.  The rest is repairing and replacing stuff to look exactly the same as it was before.  This is not the fun kind of spending money.

We are getting a new garage door to replace the one that was rotting off the frame.  I didn't take a picture of the colony of mushrooms that were sprouting along the bottom panel.

It looks fresh and new, now, but....not noticeably different.

Lots of this is happening:

And the peeling paint on our countertop is finally getting fixed:

Painters and plumbers are coming tomorrow.  I have high hopes of having a bathroom reveal or two next week.


  1. I need to do a whole lot of this kind of thing, too. Why is it we only do this stuff when we want to sell the house, so that someone else benefits from it? I'm going to work on that....

    1. Because it costs a lot of money! I do wish we had ponied up for cleaning the countertops two years ago. The bathrooms were dated but livable, but the kitchen counters were gross.

  2. That is real industriousness to greet the new year, which is good. I hope you get to the bottom of all the problematic spots around your home, and have all of them settled once and for all. All the best!

    Helene Raymond @ Trade Squad


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