Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The Leather Year

Happy Anniversary to the only guy who can infuriate me and make me laugh within the course of a single sentence. He's also the only guy who could possibly handle all of my crazy and for that, I am grateful.

Yep! One more year added to the Jake and Alison marriage tally. 3 down, 22 to go! (Or something like that..)

Monday, 28 August 2017

Where do I even begin?!

So much has changed at the house recently that I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly what I need to write to catch you guys up. 

I will try my best and start with the electrical.

As I mentioned before, we were frantically trying to get a number of things completed so that electrical work could begin. This included finishing framing up walls and creating a comprehensive map of each room. 

electrical plan
My beauty of an electrical plan for the master bedroom ha ha!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Up to speed

Wow. It has been well over a month since my last post and for that I sincerely apologise.

In my last post, I explained that Jake and I were in "psycho mode" trying to get a million things done by a specific deadline.

That deadline was set because we had booked the electrician in to wire the whole house while we were on vacation (over two weeks of cruising around Scandinavia = pure heaven).

Flight to europe
Just boarded the plane.
Super excited.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Psycho Mode

"What is Psycho Mode?"

Well friend, let me tell you! Psycho Mode is a state in which one is frantically trying to get things ready by a very specific deadline and has neither the time nor the energy to post frequent updates. Especially since the work that is being done is really rather boring. 

It is also what I am using as my excuse for leaving everyone in the dark lately. 

Things are totally happening at the house... it's just that they're kind of happening in random order and with finite levels of completion. 

But for your viewing pleasure, I will take you on the journey that is the main floor bathroom (it will be a quick journey, don't bother even packing a carry-on)


Bathroom Before
Obviously the wall had drywall on it. And a door...

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Yet another hoarding casualty...

Believe it or not, this is a happy post.

I know, the title is depressing. It's accurate too, but this POST is happy.

Trust me.

Why? Because the plumbing is almost done!

Last week the plumber started working on the house. Which meant we went from having these great big dirty cast iron stacks:

I SWEAR I took a real picture of the old stacks... but now I cannot find one anywhere...
Top left corner (in case the red circle didn't give it away)

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Things are happening! - Laying sub-floor upstairs.

We're in the thick of it now friends!

This past Saturday we were able to get a start on removing the flooring upstairs and laying the sub-floor.

Don't panic old house lovers! We're keeping all the best pieces of the flooring and will re-purpose it elsewhere in the house (specifically as back-splash in the kitchen)

Picking up the sub-floor!