Saturday, May 06, 2006

How I Spent My Vacation (Part 2)

My wife and I had this idea that our house was the ugliest house in the neighborhood. As you can see it was pretty ugly. I'm not sure when this color combo was considered cool, but I am sure that I'm glad I missed out on that trend. I'm not even sure what color that yellow hue is. Our neighber calls it "harvest gold", and joking ly says that he will miss it. Anyway, I decided that during my vacation that our house would get a "face lift" with an updated color.

That's me putting a coat pf primer on the house. Before I did that I powerwashed the house and scrubbed it with soap & water.

Me again. Don't I look professional with all that gear?

This is what the house looked like after it was primed. I will post some pictures of the final result when I get the shutters painted. Hopefully I will get that done this week.

Thanks again Dad for all your help!

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

How I Spent My Vacation (Part 1)

This sidewalk used to lead up to our front door. When the previous owners rebuilt the porch, they decided to build it so the stairs angled off towards the driveway. In doing this they made this sidewalk completely useless. I have been mowing around it for the last 3 years. Recently I decided that I was tired of getting pissed off about the lava rock that once lined the sidewalk; so I removed it. Then I decided that the sidewalk itself had to go!

With my Dad's help, one jackhammer, 3 hours, 2 truckloads, and about 6 bottles of sports drinks later, we had removed the whole sidewalk and filled it in with...

...2 yards of dirt.

Thanks Dad for all your help!

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