Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hawt Tub Update!

The new cover arrived. It is in place and seems to work well.

Additionally, J sanded and stained about half of the skirt.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


So, we're the people with the huge flat panel TV and little else!

Well, we actually don't have any TVs. But we now have a beautiful stainless Bosch dishwasher, and a great range / convection oven in our dingy 1970's kitchen.

J found an excellent deal on a Bosch from someone who upgrade to a Miele. We had it installed pretty quickly, but didn't have the proper interface between the drain hose and the air gap. After a trip to lowe's on the way home from work Monday, and to the market for some dishwasher detergent, we were able to do a load of dishes.

Master Closet

Master closet was substantially redone on Saturday and Sunday. J and I painted, and installed the wire rack shelving. We gained about 50% of hanging space. We also are finally able to use the builtin shelving since it is now painted, and sealed.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

a few things

We painted the livingroom. That's right. There is very little pink left in the house. The ugly wall has been mostly covered, but there's one section that was partially covered with some very geometric patterns. That wall is coming out when we vault the ceiling, so that's the way it will spend the rest of its life.

The hall closet got painted a while back, but the door just recently was painted and installed. The door doesn't fit with baseboard, i'll take a 1/2" off the baseboard. Of course, we put it in so the handle was on the proper side of the bi-fold (which isn't how the previous owner had it). I think that accounts for the difference in the position. But it wouldn't surprise me at all if they just left the door cracked because it didn't close the other way either.

There's a new stove in the kitchen. We dropped the old stove off at the transfer station for recycling, then installed the new one. We replaced the plug of the stove to a 3-prong plug, since that is what the house had wired. We're going to move the stove into the island once we vault the ceiling and re-do the kitchen, so it will get the more modern wiring at that time, and get its old plug back. This was another craigslist deal. It was a great one, we got the stove for $700. We saw it at lowes this past weekend for $2200. The previous owner was moving to a house that had a gas range.

Tonight I removed the dishwasher. The refrigerator has taken notice that its 70s buddies are disappearing, and it is the sole survivor. Jacqueline found a Bosch dishwasher on Craigslist that we'll pick up tomorrow. I'll be happy when we have a dishwasher. We never even tried the other one. It was just disgusting inside.