Jul 15, 2012

Making holes in the wall

DH and I had a nice week off together.  Projects got done.  We did some relaxing.  Then, as is often the case, DH had a wild week when he returned to work on Monday.  So this weekend we are doing a lot of relaxing in between minor projects.  

We are now ready to get the electrician out here to do the work DH can't do.  DH was able to set the new breaker box next to the old one, and the electrician will need to move the power from one to the other.  DH had to do some major construction on the wall to do this.  He cut a big hole in the wall and then made it bigger.  He replaced old, bad wood with new wood and then spent time patching the outside of the house temporarily to keep the rain and heat out.  As soon as the electrician does his thing, we will refinish about 15 feet of the front outside wall of our house.  We'll remove the shingle siding and replace it with Hardi-plank and paint.

Inside before (with the freezer still in the den).

Outside before.
Cutting the hole.
Emma supervises.
Holey moley.
A whole lotta wall gone.
Patching the hole.
Sealing the hole.
New box next to old box, ready for electrician!
On the stitching front, I finished the July square of "Crabby All Year."  Now I'm grudgingly working on "One Nation" or "that durn flag" as I affectionately call it.  I intend to stitch on it all through the month of July and then bury it in my stitching bag again.  It remains a boring and tedious stitch to me.



Gloria said...

More progress! Love seeing pictures of your progress.

Please don't bury "that durn flag" in your stitching bag. It will be an awesome piece.

Carlene Fertig said...

“He replaced old, bad wood with new wood and then spent time patching the outside of the house temporarily to keep the rain and heat out.” – Good job. It’s a good precautionary measure also to prevent the other affected wood from spreading the damage to the other good wood, as heat and water damage allows termites to thrive.

Carlene Fertig

Annabelle Millard said...

I think Emma was doing a wonderful job here of assisting you and your husband. How was the renovation, by the way? I hope you posted photos of the outcome of your home project. Seven months have passed, I hope the house is still free from pests and insects. Sometimes, we don’t notice their existence, so it pays to be meticulous in cleaning and inspecting your home.

-- Annabelle Millard

Christian Lewis said...

Using wood in your house construction gives a possible home for termites. When you observe some hollow-sounding wood, groups of winged insects, cracked or distorted paint on wood surfaces, and mud tubes on exterior walls, it’s time to contact your pest exterminator. :)

Christian Lewis @ BeelinePestControl

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