Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A cool find while cleaning the attic (and a lacrosse game)

Phil & Susan (yes, his amazing mother was helping again) cleaned out our attic last weekend so that they (yes, they) can do the blown-in insulation next weekend. While up there, Susan found this cool artifact (dated 1945). It was obviously a small shipping box (maybe it stored the original house plans! Too bad we didn't find those!). Now if I do a little research I can contact Mr. Rigg or his relatives and find more out about our house.

Susan couldn't help but laugh when she saw this on our floor. No, I am not planning on combating our construction zone dust with this bottle...I got it to try to combat some of the dust that got in tough places like our toaster and our computer. It is pretty funny to think of me trying to spray this around our whole house.

We took the day off on Sunday in order to hang out with our cousin, Julien and take him to the Golf Expo. Then we met up with Julien's mom, Johanne, at UW in order to see our cousin, Reid, during his lacrosse game. Reid plays for Sonoma State who was in town. Even though Reid didn't get on the field that day, it was fun to see him and to see what his sport is all about.
Sonoma State vs. UW lacrosse...Sonoma kicked butt

Reid on the sidelines

Good to see my "little" big cousin!

yes, I know...I resorted to wearing a towel for's not my proudest fashion moment

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A One Man Dry Walling Machine

As you can see...I'm loosing my umph when it comes to blogging about the remodel. Well, the blogging is actually fine...I'm just loosing my umph when it comes to the remodel. Phil is doing amazing though! He is working harder and longer than ever. Today was his first day off from working on our house in weeks. He had some help from Steph last week before she moved back to Montana to finish up the wall insulation and then he was off and running with dry wall. Ignoring my advice and worries, Phil installed the dry wall on the ceiling of our new bedroom to be (with vaulted ceilings) all by himself! Yes...each board weights about fifty or sixty pounds and my hubby was up a ladder with one sheet raised above his head and managed to screw them in all on his own. I have no idea how he managed it. I think he is secretly Superman or Batman or something. Mike came over yesterday to help while I was at my UW writing class and they put even more sheet rock up on the kitchen ceiling and the bedroom walls. He's still got the closets and master bathroom to do along with the kitchen walls, but I made him take a break today since it was around 60 degrees, sunny, and absolutely gorgeous. We took Charlie on a mini hike at Discovery Park and it was a MUCH needed break away from the house. Enough of my are lots of photos of the progress!
kitchen ceiling

kitchen ceiling take 2

stocked up

pantry's up next

hallway to our bedroom

Phil even started to tape and mud

lots of garbage

test tape and mud in the master bedroom

Phil used green board for the master bathroom and cut out for the skylight
At Discovery Park

gorgeous February day

Hanging out with Charlie