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Old 11-12-2011, 06:33 PM   #31
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Put a drain on the lower terrace also.


And getting there.




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Old 11-12-2011, 06:34 PM   #32
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Also my parents bought 6 doors that were delivered today for a 3 season porch they want to put on the back deck. Guess I know what I will be doing come spring.


And took one of my tractors out of their garage so they could have their garage back for the winter. Still got a lot of stuff to move to one of my barns before my mom gives it away, lol.

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Old 11-16-2011, 10:12 AM   #33
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I will have an update on the farm house later this week. Finally getting my buddy to come over tomorrow to hep me with the ceiling joists.

Spreading some lime...



Here's a few pics of the wall. Will look a lot nicer come summer and its actually full of flowers/plants. Still got to finish the bottom terrace.


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Old 11-16-2011, 11:24 AM   #34
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Man, that is my kind of lawn mower, you need a roll cage and wheely bars on that bad boy, you got some nice man toys there.

You have done a fantastic job on the landscape, it really looks good.
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:33 PM   #35
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Thanks! Can't wait to see what it looks like in the summer all grown up.

And yeah I love old wheel horse tractors. Have a ton of them.
Just another one, don't mind all the junk.


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Disking in the lime.




Got all of the old insulation out in the living room today. What a mess that was. Sorry the pics are bad, it was getting dark so I turned the flash on. I am no camera expert.

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Man when it comes to machinery you don't do things in a small way. I like that mower also, I bet it does a good job.

You are looking good on your remodel, thanks for the pictures.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:01 PM   #38
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They always say bigger is better! Just don't like the fuel bills, lol.

Thanks for looking!

Well these pics were from around noon today, didn't get a chance to take any pics tonight so some stuff might now be done in the pics.

Got all the joists up and what a fun time it was. They are all nailed to the ends of the original joists. The original joists were bowing like crazy. Put my relief cuts in the old joists so the new ones can bring them back to level. There was a closest on the second story that wasn't allowing me to get the new joists level as the second story floor was sinking around the closest area. So I had to remove the closets on the second floor to let the floor come up to level. I was going to remove them anyway as I am going to add a bath/closest in the small room (the room that's at the far end of the pics) The door to the small room will be about where it was now, but it will lead to a bath and then a walk in closest will be on the other side of it (splitting the small room in half to make it a bath and closest).

Have all the headers up, they just weren't in the pics. Still have to put the 2x4's in the wall under the new joists.




The second floor (to the right of the pic is the stairway going downstairs) This is all above the two rooms I am working on on the main floor.



Getting there.



And most of it down.

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I think by this point I'd be pretty disheartened.

Keep it up. You're making good progress!
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Thanks!

Pretty much done with all the joists/walls. Ran a string on the second story floor before I did the new joists and in the center of the rooms up there there was over 1" between the string and the carpet in places. Now its almost perfectly level.





More junk to clean up (this doesn't include the mess I made upstairs in the last post).

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Well life has been really busy! But with this nice weather we've been having its been nice.

Upstairs now. I was going to break the room in half again and put a bath/closet in one half in a bedroom in the other. But I am thinking I may just leave it one big room. I will put a wall closet on the wall next to the shelves where the door is. It will run the length of that wall. Behind the shelving unit is the stairway down also.




All new wiring and boxes ran in the living room and new bedroom on the main floor. Also put up two canister lights in the ceiling that will be controlled by a light switch in the dinning room and bedroom. By code your supposed to have a light in the room whether it be one that's plugged into the wall that works with a switch or a light. And I figured this way there can be a TV on that wall in the middle of the lights.



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More junk.



There were two huge trees in front of the house and a huge pine tree on the corner. Well people pulling up from the side street to the main road infront of my house couldn't see left down the road to see if traffic was coming (towards my house) without pulling out into the main road. There's been a few accidents and with a lot of close calls. And my family and I have had a few close calls too so we decided to was best just to take them down. It really open up the front of the house too.

First two taken from my phone which is junk.



And done.




Ill be busy for a while.



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Well not much of an update on my house. Been tearing out all the old nails, pieces on the floor/ceiling and old trim work upstairs in the last few pics I posted.

But I have been working at my parents as they are getting new granite counter tops put in.

A pic I took of their house this fall that I liked and it shows my flagpole.


Their kitchen. The microwave that is hanging under the cabinet is brand new. There use to be an exhaust fan for the oven there. The oven will still be going back underneath it. In one of the pics you can see how the old microwave just sat on the counter top next to the refrigerator. They bought a new refrigerator and stove also that's in the garage.


There is a decorative piece that goes under the bar so its all finished under their.


There use to be a desk where the two tall pantry cabinets are when they moved in but it was a weird place for it so we took them out. With the new granite they didn't want the pantry door opening into it so I moved the pantries over and will be puttign a finished wood piece in between the cabinets.


Had to build up the corner as all they had was little pieces of wood under the old counter top but I wanted it strong for the granite.


Also had to do the same behind the lazy susan.


I found a bunch of writing in the corner from when they built the house which was pretty neat. Has all the names of who built the house, did the plumbing, cabinets, etc.

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Getting there.


All ready for the granite.




Will have updated pics with the new granite later today hopefully as well as updated pics of my house later this week.
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Granite is in.






Now I am really getting the urge to work on my kitchen, but I don't need more rooms tore apart, lol. Hopefully after I finish the rooms I got tore apart I can start on the kitchen.

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