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holly_3It's always a work in progress...

but I’m happy with it and the continuous progress. 2 months ago


holly_3 10 months ago


braveelitegirlDone!

I decided I wanted to move, but not sell my house. I found a tenant, and that was immense motivation to get things fixed up. When I moved out, all repairs and many improvements were done. If I ever move back, anything I else I’d need to do to the house should just be improvements. 5 months ago


braveelitegirl 3 years ago


paerewyckGetting my house in order

It’s been a busy few years and it’s gotten out of hand…where is my house?? 5 months ago


paerewyck 5 months ago


holly_3Boxes are everywhere!!

It’s a little overwhelming at times but it will be done, hopefully this week. 10 months ago


yippikiyoIpa wood

The best for outdoor furniture!
I had planned on buying teak slats to repair the outdoor bench as the teak furniture has done well. The specialty wood store suggested Ipa instead, and even cut it to length. That is some tough wood! Drilling holes in it was harder than drilling into concrete but it has been outside for several years now and looks great and has stayed smooth.
Also got the gardens done, kitchen redone, exterior painted (did the prep work myself and paid someone to paint).
I cannot figure out how to get the floors redone without moving out for a while so that is on hold. 10 months ago


yippikiyoIpa wood

The best for outdoor furniture!
I haf planned on buying teak slats to repair the outdoor bench as the teak furniture has done well. The specialty wood store suggested Ipa instead, and even cut it to length. That is some tough wood! Drilling holes in it was harder than drilling into concrete but it has been outside for several years now and looks great and has stayed smooth.
Also got the gardens done, kitchen redone, exterior painted (did the prep work myself and paid someone to paint).
I cannot figure out how to get the floors redone without moving out for a while so that is on hold. 10 months ago


Holly 21 months ago


HollyAlmost there!

YAY! The boxes are off the patio! YAY! I found my perfect paring knife and my photos and my flash drives.

I am so close to having the house as “in order” as its going to get I can taste it! We are heading to the storage locker tomorrow to trade out my summer/winter clothes and drop off the clothes the baby has grown out of. Then to the Salvation Army to donate some clothes then… done!

I can sit on my deck again, a first since JULY! 17 months ago


HollyWorked so much this week

Six days working with one day off. Tired. Can’t wait for my four day weekend next week! Just want to finish a few little chores and get this three month renovation finished… 18 months ago


HollyMore boxes out of the house

It’s feeling a little better every week. We keep moving a box here and a box there out of the house or sorting them into cupboards and shelves. It gets so overwhelming sometimes but it feels good too. I’d like to have a few days off just to tackle the clutter but I’m working away. 18 months ago


HollyOverwhelmed by paper - not anymore!

We have been swamped by paper in the three months of the renovation. Our desk was packed up at the last minute and then a storm of new and important papers came through.

Every where I turned, I found some paper that was both new and important. Then it would disappear and another paper would appear in its place.

It was driving me MAD. So yesterday I finally got the chance to put all the papers in a giant pile and sort them. As well I sorted out our file case so there was room to put everything.

DONE! It feels great. I can now find my important papers and have got rid of a bunch of junk. Magnificent!

The only downside is that our shredder bummed out on us so I don’t have a shredder to get rid of the non-necessary but confidential papers that need to be shredded. 19 months ago


braveelitegirlProgress

I’ve got the patio completed, and paneling is cut for redoing my basement. I’ve made countless trips to Goodwill, and done some planting and landscaping with the help of my amazing fiance. He also inspired and helped me create a walk-in closet.

On the bad side, my dog tore a hole in my fence that needs to be replaced, and some of my lighting has gone out, so I need to get those fixed. It’s a series of steps forward and setbacks.

I need to make a few more trips to Goodwill.
I need to get closet doors, or something akin to doors.
Finish my basement panels and baseboards, and probably repaint.
Fix or replace my fence.
Fix or replace my lights.
I’m considering replacing my patio door and front storm door, too, as they are starting to look shabby. (This is low priority, since it’s just aesthetic.)

It’s almost a manageable set of things to do! It’s just waiting for me to have the time and money to deal with it all!

Even though I don’t plan to sell it for at least 4 years (if then), I’d like to have my house in sellable condition. I want to have a place for everything I own, which is probably going to involve a lot more getting rid of things than making places for things. But, progress is underway. 19 months ago


HollyTaken a time out

So I quit my job. For good reason, I took another job. Our home renovation ended at the same time. So I cleaned the house and then we left town to visit my husband’s parents who live in a beautiful valley five hours north of our home.

I had sort of wanted to get back soon so I could finish, but now I’m having a good time and we don’t have to get back for work for a couple of days so… I think we’re just going to sit here and unwind for a bit. Then I’ll get my drawers cleaned out and take my books to the bookshop and all that! 20 months ago


HollyOffshoot of renovations

So the kitchen will be done very soon. Like mostly done within a few hours and totally done in a few days.

I’m so excited by it. But as a result of the kitchen renovation everything else here is upside down. There’s a toaster beside the bed and my salad spinner is on the deck. I have no idea where anything is and it’s really stressful. So this is Part Two of the kitchen renovation—getting my life back to normal. 20 months ago


marcolofGot a roommate

A friend of mine needed a place to stay, so I rented out the room. Having him around made it easier to clean up—and he helped, of course. We got a cleaning lady, and now I’m practically done! 2 years ago


marcolof 2 years ago


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