animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

progress edition

We’ve been making some good progress around the house. I finally was able to power wash the patio last week (it was all filthy from the sewer project). I also power washed all of the furniture and painted the adirondak chair. The metal table and chairs are currently in progress, and will be done this week if I can catch a dry evening.

We had to get rid of our old compost bin last year. When the neighbor took the hedges out, it needed to be moved, but was in no shape for that, so it’s gone (though Brian did repurpose the wood into bird houses). I tried putting the compost into a pile on the ground, but that looked horrible, so I bought a 3-bin wire composter, which was installed last weekend. It looks so much better.

Up next, we’ll be fixing the basement floors that were messed up during the sewer project. I’m currently doing the plastic sheeting method of testing for moisture. So far, so good. If we get a favorable result from that, we’re going to put down laminate flooring in the bathroom (once we fill in all of the missing tiles with leveling compound). The flooring in the music room needs painted, too. We’re not going to do the whole floor, though–just the parts that they replaced. Brian’s shop doesn’t need any work as it’s just a concrete floor in there, so we’ll almost be back to normal soon.

Brian also put some trim in the laundry room. There’s more trim to do in there and the bathroom. And, the good news is, that the wood for that purpose has been purchased.

Now, if it would only stop raining, so I could weed everything in the yard once again.