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SarasotaRepub
06-10-2008, 07:31 AM
Well, we finally got the last of the Pergo fixed up (trim mostly) and a couple
of other things in the kitchen. The carpet went in smooth with zero problems
and looks greyt! These two crews did a very good job!

TOTD: Yes! There is one this time! :D What home improvement project are you working on or have planned in the near future?

Going to be nice here today, sunny and in the upper 80's.

Oh...we still have to put some stuf back in the bedrooms. :(:D

linda22003
06-10-2008, 08:15 AM
After eighteen years in our house, we can finally say we have no projects planned for the future. Last year we spent a fortune on new windows, and it was money well spent. This year, we're letting the bank account recover a little.

asdf2231
06-10-2008, 08:37 AM
Overcast and high 70's today.

I started a week long deployment yesterday and am posting this in the hotel before heading over to the Disaster Recovery HQ, or, as we like to call it, the stinky basement with the phones. :D

We should be shifting to a new headquarters later today. 30 counties affected and what was lake Delton is now the Delton creek. Flooding, tornado and straight-line wind damage a-go-go. I am working Damage Assessment this time around, so as soon as things get spun up today I should be going out with the first DA teams trying to get a survey done on just what got wrecked.

Gonna be a long week here.

TOTD
Thank Ghue, all the renovation for the year was done in March.

Next big project is converting our deck into a four season room and using the existing deck parts to form a new one running off the north side of that.

Goldwater
06-10-2008, 09:10 AM
I keep planning to build a shed, it hasn't come to fruition yet.

LibraryLady
06-10-2008, 09:13 AM
My project is to move!

I rented this house when I first moved here; thinking it was very temporary and everything changed. Now I want something more comfortable.

Gingersnap
06-10-2008, 09:43 AM
Very warm today (for us) but it's going to be temporary before a cold front comes in for the rest of the week. Yay! Global Warming! I'm hoping to finish my tear down after work today so I can tag the trees Mr. Snaps will destroy.

TOTD: Right this minute Mr. Snaps has torn apart my composting area and is in the process of expanding it and "improving" it. I'm not entirely sure what that means but I do know that at the end of all I will have a composting area that will handily survive a nuclear strike. :D

I am finishing the revamp of the front bed.

LogansPapa
06-10-2008, 12:29 PM
http://www.wavewatch.com/Live-Surf-Cams-Region.php?CamID=20&RegionID=7

Oogy weather this morning - very little surf.

TOTD: Just finished the new house - donít ever want to do that again. Enough. :cool:

Cold Warrior
06-10-2008, 12:41 PM
It's hot, very hot here in the Commie Cesspool of NYC -- supposed to reach 97F today! :eek:

TOTD: I don't do that sort of stuff anymore (hopefully nevermore to quote the black bird). I did enough of it when I was married and into the whole myth. I remember when we bought a house in Jacksonville and chose to sod the entire lawn. What a horrible, dirty job!

BSR
06-10-2008, 12:50 PM
Been raining for the past week here in the PNW. It sucks.

TOTD: Just put in hardwood floor in the kitchen, remodeled the master bathroom and Guest bathroom. Now on our agenda for the next two months- New cabinets in the kitchen and new carpet for the house (We have a dog and a kid and some NASTY carpet right now)

lacarnut
06-10-2008, 01:08 PM
Sunny & hot here

TOTD; Retired 3 years ago and have had the house painted inside and out, new carpet, new countertops, new fixtures, re-bath did the bathtub and wallls, all new furniture , new wall fixtures, clocks and lamps. Good thing I made a few bucks off my real estate investments. My last project is to landscape the yard. Planted several palm trees but only about half finsihed. I have had a blast fixing up my house.

jendf
06-10-2008, 03:55 PM
Sunny and hot here today. I'm looking forward to our monsoon season. Hope it arrives soon.

TOTD: I live in an apartment. I'm really not allowed to re-model.

DarkScribe
06-10-2008, 04:04 PM
Well, we finally got the last of the Pergo fixed up (trim mostly) and a couple
of other things in the kitchen. The carpet went in smooth with zero problems
and looks greyt! These two crews did a very good job!

TOTD: Yes! There is one this time! :D What home improvement project are you working on or have planned in the near future?

Going to be nice here today, sunny and in the upper 80's.

Oh...we still have to put some stuf back in the bedrooms. :(:D

TOTD: We've recently finished repainting both the guest bath and master bathrooms....and the guest bath had a new mirror and medicine cabinet installed (by me, no less...woohoo!). Eventually we want to have the outside of the house repainted. And of course our yard has been an ongoing project. We've been doing some work to it (planting stuff, added an oval border of stone blocks around two oaks in the back, putting in mulch, etc etc) as well as "weed & feed" but we need more damn rain!

Shannon
06-10-2008, 05:58 PM
It's hot, very hot here in the Commie Cesspool of NYC -- supposed to reach 97F today! :eek:

TOTD: I don't do that sort of stuff anymore (hopefully nevermore to quote the black bird). I did enough of it when I was married and into the whole myth. I remember when we bought a house in Jacksonville and chose to sod the entire lawn. What a horrible, dirty job!

We did that in my first house. I was so pleased when we were done but that was A LOT of work. My yard now could use it but I just don't have the energy to do it. I'll pay somebody else to do it this time.

SaintLouieWoman
06-10-2008, 10:15 PM
After eighteen years in our house, we can finally say we have no projects planned for the future. Last year we spent a fortune on new windows, and it was money well spent. This year, we're letting the bank account recover a little.

Fortunately when I bought the house a couple of years ago the previous owners had already put in all new windows, new siding, new AC and furnace, new wall double oven, new Jenaire stovetop. But it badly needed painting in the living room, dining room, and 2 bedrooms. I had all that done, plus the front porch mudjacked.

Since Garrett moved here, we've done the Pergo, carpeting and finally have window coverings (wooden blinds) on the living room and dining room windows.

The next project, but will wait a while, will be new countertops. Those white formica ones are looking pretty bad. Also need a new sink. Other than that, don't think the house is worth spending too much more on.

Linda, those windows really help. Our utility bills are very low.

SaintLouieWoman
06-10-2008, 10:21 PM
Been raining for the past week here in the PNW. It sucks.

TOTD: Just put in hardwood floor in the kitchen, remodeled the master bathroom and Guest bathroom. Now on our agenda for the next two months- New cabinets in the kitchen and new carpet for the house (We have a dog and a kid and some NASTY carpet right now)

With our 3 dogs the carpet needed badly to be replaced. It was a solid beige that showed every paw print.

I'm in that "what were we thinking" mode right now. The carpet just doesn't look like the sample we saw at Lowe's. It's a friese (sp), with the appearance somehow of a texture. It's a sand color, actually called sandpiper. It's the Stainguard carpet. In the daylight and in the store you don't notice the specks that much. But at night, it looks like someone took a paint brush and just threw speckles of dark paint all over the carpet. :eek: We picked it, so can't protest. Besides, SR likes it.

The good thing is you'll never notice paw prints on it. You're too busy seeing all those speckles. :D

lurkalot
06-10-2008, 10:30 PM
i'm thinking i might vacuum the living room sometime in the near future

Shannon
06-10-2008, 10:34 PM
i'm thinking i might vacuum the living room sometime in the near future

Don't overdo it. Take it slow. Start by just finding the vacuum cleaner.

lurkalot
06-10-2008, 11:07 PM
Don't overdo it. Take it slow. Start by just finding the vacuum cleaner.

yeah, you're right, okay then

any idea what exactly it would look like?

LibraryLady
06-10-2008, 11:15 PM
When my three sons were younger my vac was usually sitting in the living room. I used to tell visitors "And this is my fourth son, Hoover.

Shannon
06-10-2008, 11:17 PM
When my three sons were younger my vac was usually sitting in the living room. I used to tell visitors "And this is my fourth son, Hoover.

You left it out when you had company?!!!:eek:

Shannon
06-10-2008, 11:18 PM
yeah, you're right, okay then

any idea what exactly it would look like?

Not really. I make the brat do all the cleaning now.:p

LibraryLady
06-10-2008, 11:21 PM
Not "Company". We were in military housing in Germany, people were always in and out of the house.