Monday, August 10, 2015

This One's For You, Jerry!

Saturday Jan 18-19   1997. Came home from work, all pipes frozen. Poured warm water down sink, toilet, and washing machine drain pipe. Thank God nothing seems to have cracked.  Florida seems to be looking pretty good.             Jan 21.  Started to tile kitchen backsplash, kinda fun once ya get the hang of it.  Jan 26  the kitchen faucet broke. Went to John's to get a replacement. I fell. Really got hurt!Black eye....concussion , and gash on head.                                       Jan 27 Finished backsplash. LOVE!                                                                            Jan29 Grouted backsplash. WOW                                                                              Feb 10 Bunnies born today. Hooked up droplight to keep hutch warm.                  March 4  Babies eyes are open. Huge snowflakes-Beautiful!                                  Mar 18 Rehab contractors walked thru from town. Getting a new roof and pull down stairs because the Handicap door will take out the old ones.                      Apl 17  Gonna get two new front room windows too.                                              Apl 29   Back door is in . Change order. Sill is rotten! Renovation is unpleasant business.                                                                                                       May 22 Change order again. Roof is rotten.                                                             6/3   guys done. House is a disaster!                                                                         6/10  Started thinsetting mudroom floor for the tile.                                               6/12  did more on floor.                                                                                             6/14  painted bulkhead door Had to replace two hinges. Kinda looks brand new. Had to paint the trim on the cellar window.                                                            6/17  Grouted half the mudroom.                                                                              6/24   Finished mudroom floor. Now the bathroom floor is rotten. Have to buy cement.                                                                                                                      6/26  cemented bathroom floor. Polyurethaned bathroom door and sill. Painted threshold of mudroom grey. Painted toekick in kitchen.                                     8/1  Built brick planter outside mudroom door. ( I feel like the three little pigs).                                                                                                                                 8/3  Kitchen tiles (plastic) previous owners put up are cracking and falling off. Another huge job. What else is new?                                                                          Painted outside trim of new windows.                                                                       9/5 Put baseboards cin the kitchen and bathroom.                                                   9/22  Sump pump went on. Checked the cellar. Flooded. Heard leaking Called thetown. Broken pipe under the street.                                                                  9/25 Town finished today. I had to fill dozens of holes in kitchen wall with caulk.                                                                                                                                  10/11 Had to install a backflow valve in the sump pump. Don't think these workmen know shit! But they get lots of $ while I have to go after them and do it over for nothing. Resentment plus.                                                                                     12/25  Had to replace bulb in sidewalk light.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Well, Jerry,   That wraps up the year 1997   Enjoy!                                                                                                                                                           


  1. Oh wow-Yes I think we both own homes that were done "half-ass" as I call it. I commend you for being able to do all you did. That fall must have taken the wind out of your sails for a few days for sure.

  2. The kicker was that the very next morning, I went to church as usual. My girlfriend was up in front singing in the choir and when I came in with a HUGE shiner, she burst out in laughter right in the front row!! And beleive me, it was BLACK!! and shiney. Oh well, at least I'm entertaining.

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