Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Home Improvements & A Sad Goodbye

We are turning into quite the DIY couple. The summer we moved to Jackson we spent the first three months working on our house 24/7. It was exhausting. And we swore off fixer-upper houses. Due to lack of time and energy we knew this move needed to be a little easier. Our little cottage was completely renovated about six years ago, and so there are just a few things left to do. And then we created a few things - read that here - that needed to be done, too! So yesterday we tackled those so Ryan won't have to deal with it once residency starts. We've been warned there won't be any time to do anything other than work, eat and sleep!

So, drum roll please....da-ta-daaaa...

Here's the before on the door frame - it actually looked worse than this by the time we got the box springs upstairs. About a foot of the sheet-rock above the frame had to be removed.

Here's a few in-progress shots. I'll have to get Ryan to give me a description of what he did exactly, but it involved sheet-rock and caulk and paint. The wall color is Behr "Mountain Haze" and ceiling is Behr "Powdered Snow."

Nailing the molding back into place:

And after a few coats of paint on the molding and the wall:

So proud of Ryan! He's so handy.

And project #2:

There's not much to show with the closet - before it was just unpainted and Ryan caulked up so holes left by former owners. I painted the trim and he painted the walls.

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In other news, our sweet bird Lovey the Dovey was eaten by a snake yesterday evening. A big snake. We had no idea that a snake would climb up on the porch (about two feet from the side door) and somehow get into her cage. He got in but couldn't get out. Ryan had no trouble taking care of him - he said he only wished he could blow the thing to smithereens. Not allowed inside city limits! To quote neighbor Don, "the rotten bastard."

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