Disclaimer: we aren't professionals

Thanks for reading our silly little blog! As the disclaimer says, we aren't professionals in either blogging or house stuff, but we try. This is mostly to let our friends and family know what we've destroyed so far in the house. We post irregularly and usually forget to take pictures, so thanks for your patience, and please feel free to comment with your thoughts and suggestions!

Friday, May 14, 2010

List of stuff we've done this week

This isn't a full post, but until we can get pictures up, it'll do.

Starting from last week:
- Chris and his dad and James worked on moving the water heater from the laundry room to the garage. It is really pretty in its new spot!
- Christy and Bill cleared the yard of branches, and mowed and weed-whacked the front and back yard.
- I continued painting pieces of pine for our outdoor table. It's finished now; we'll update more on that later too.

We focused on the cookout more than anything else. I assembled the table, but it had to be disassembled later because I broke a drill bit.

- Chris made drywall patches for where the pipes came into the water heater in the laundry room;
- I mudded the patches and fixed the stuff that hadn't been finished on the outdoor table

The appliances were going to be delivered between 3:30 and 7:30 pm, so we frantically
- sanded and did a second coat of mastic on the patches
- removed the old 3-prong outlet for the dryer
- removed the gas water heater's exhaust pipe and patched the roof
- primered along the ceiling and corners of the laundry room
We didn't quite finish by the time the appliances were dropped off, so now we have a washer, dryer, range, AND fridge sitting in the living room. None are functional yet.

Chris did stuff; I don't know exactly what. I took the day off to do meetings at work and to get my hair cut. I'll let him update.
- Installed the 4-prong plug in the proper wall for the dryer
- Attempted to patch the hole he cut (good effort!)

- Continued patching the drywall around the new plug and the hole in the ceiling (which was still open to the attic)
- Began primering the entire laundry room
- Tore down more of the deck railings in preparation for power washing the deck and eventually staining it.
- Began preparing the ground where we'll put the planter box so that we can clear out some much-needed space in the garage

Chris is there now working on more stuff. I hope tomorrow we can take a break and see a movie or something!

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