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Old 12-09-2009, 11:03 AM   #16
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Wow you have done more work in the last month than I've done the whole year. Congrats on the house! This is a great thread. I can't wait to see your updates.
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Looks ike you are having fun!
Most certainly! And learning a hell of a lot of stuff to. I've never done any of these types of things before. Now I've painted, installed HVAC, plumbing, and electrical. I've worked on a lot of cars, but they're always straight forward. You take a part off, you put it back on. Working on all of this stuff is a lot different.

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Wow you have done more work in the last month than I've done the whole year. Congrats on the house! This is a great thread. I can't wait to see your updates.
Thanks! I've definitely been busy but I love doing these types of things. When I had my sports car I was obsessed at always making things better. Well I'm treating my house the same way and it's a lot more fulfilling to do things that up the value.
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If anyone has any ideas from looking at the pictures let me know. I'm trying to do small projects that don't cost much to start out with but have a lot of plans for the future. The back of the property will eventually have a large 150x100 indoor riding arena in it for the horses along with two pastures made of black vinyl fence. Also we'll have a metal roundpen out there and a lot of sand brought in to make an indoor riding arena. I want to wire small light poles all the way out the trail to get out there.

Up by the house I'm planning to blacktop the whole driveway and in front of the barn to make it not have the potholes and be able to plow easier. This winter though I'm doing a lot more light wiring out there including several 300watt floods, a couple mercury lights, and some light poles at the end of our driveway. The existing fencing there will eventually be all white vinyl and the roundpen will be five boards rather than two. We'll soon have run-ins in the pastures as well made by me. That should be interesting.

The long-term plan with the house is a deck that wraps around the right side of the house as well and has a nice hot tub on it. I'm not sure what to do with the main side that has the two doors on it. It looks very plain right now and like a utility wall. I need to disguise that somehow.

On the inside I have a ton of plans but first things first will be finishing the furnace, leveling out the main floor, and a few other things. But in the long run we'll be re-doing the whole kitchen with corian countertops and all new cabinets made by my grandpa. Then the T&G room is getting blackened out with black carpet, socket covers, etc and we're making it into a home theater, and then there is just about 110 other small things to do like tiling all of the entrances, a stairway handle, window valences, and trimming.

Can't wait though! Money is the enemy though! All right, back to work
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