Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Exterior & Insulation

First, a big thanks to a group from Medical Mutual Insurance. They helped us get a ton of work done today and even bought some supplies for the house. 

Also look for a Habitat for Humanity bit on channel 5 news. The reporter told me the interview was a test run, but recorded me anyway (I'm sure I'll look awkward). In case you didn't know. 

Habitat does a wonderful thing in our communities. By fixing up old houses they are slightly increasing everyone's property value. Home ownership makes children 28% more likely to graduate high school and over 200% more likely to attend college. Please donate or volunteer on a site this spring.

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Exterior

We are making great progress! We had a great group last weekend work through the cold and the snow to get a lot of work done. The white metal trim work looks great and the house is much more cheerful and bright than the dull, over grown home we started with. 

The second floor bath posed some problems for the plumber since the waste water pipes had to run through floor framing that runs in two different directions. Nate had the great idea of putting the pipe through the space previously occupied by the top plates, saving us the hassle and clutter of adding a soffit in the living room. The soffit in the bedroom was a must, but a small price to pay for adding the second bath to the 1920's home.