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Nekkid House
Things are progressing on my New Siding Project. No new siding yet, but all of the old stuff is off both the garage and the house!

Yesterday, Jeff and the boys got the garage squared up as best as was possible. It had been adjusted before, badly, (bits were trimmed off rather than the garage twisted back to square), but now it's looking good. Plywood all around, and a Tyvek-style weather wrap.

Once the garage was squared and reinforced, they started removing the siding from the house. They finished the back of the house and the north side yesterday. They finished the front and south side today. Then they took off all of the window trim. Tomorrow, they wrap the house (after foaming the gaps in my windows). Hopefully they'll start on soffits tomorrow too. :-)

The HardiPlank siding will be arriving next week (they have enough for the trim so far), as will the garage door. The picture window & sliding back door, however, aren't due to arrive until the last week of July - eep!

I let dad buy my lunch today as I drove him to Piqua so that I could buy a garage door opener from Sears. I also got my front light and garage light (outside) at Home Depot while we were in town. The garage door opener was on sale! Woot!

So, here are the photos from yesterday and today:

Using boards, block & tackle, and OSB, the garage was made square & more secure.

Before they put up new supports in the garage.

After they put up new supports. My ceiling seems higher! The roof no longer sags!

The front of my house sans flower box.

The back of my house sans siding.

Even the house had teal gables!

The front of the house sans siding and screen door. A nekkid house!

I feel sorry for my poor nekkid house! And there's a chance of rain tonight - go figure! But tomorrow it'll at least get a nice 84 lumber weather wrap, so it should be OK at that time.

Current Mood: anxious anxious

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kalibex From: kalibex Date: July 16th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC) (Link)
You've got a cute 'lil house there (even nekkid)! I like the slider. Kind of too bad you don't have a 'lil mini deck to go with it, tho...
rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: July 16th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Nekkid house! Have you now instituted a, "May contain adult concepts" rating for your LJ? ;)

How are Linus and Lucy dealing with all the construction hubbub?
trinalin From: trinalin Date: July 16th, 2010 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh heh.

Linus & Lucy hide under the bed most of the time the banging & hammering goes on. I haven't the heart to tell 'em it's going to get worse before it gets better.

Still, Lucy, the one who dislikes loud noises most, has been known to explore some even when the banging is going on. (Especially if they're working on the side of the house where the bedroom is...)
perfectchichi From: perfectchichi Date: July 16th, 2010 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)
My first thoughts gravitated towards Hugh laurie, sorry.

I'm living at Brians house for longer than I ever have so i'm learning about home improvrement stuff. Growing up in the projects I always had an idealized view of what it was like to own a home. Its something i'll have to keep in mind along with marriage.
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