Monday, March 24, 2014

Will it never end??

I went to the Duck for a few days......accepted delivery of 7 more windows. as many windows as this house has.....and the dining room is still dark as a cave. it only has 1 window and is on the north side. 

These 5 go in the dressing room/closet for the master bedroom. there are 4 of that smaller size and 1 larger one behind them.

And these 2 go in the kitchen...over the sink. that room is a bit dark, too. windows face south. 

And i STILL need more windows....3 on the enclosed front porch and 6 on the enclosed back porch. there are 31 windows all together in this house. and then 2 more in the office in the garage. i would have swore there were 100.  it would take a week to wash them all.

It was still kind of chilly during the day so i didn't do much. kind of cleaned up things and moved some stuff around. then i got a wild hair and decided to pull off the aluminum siding that is INSIDE the garage. i have hated that from day 1. why would someone do that? it looked stupid.

That job was harder than i thought. ....  haha...aren't they all?  i tried to take it off from the top down....but there are lights attached and pipes and the garage door opener was in the way. so i just ripped a piece off in the middle and went from there.

I got this whole wall done as far up as i could reach without a ladder. there are sheets of plywood behind it. plus...vines were growing between the plywood and the siding. i keep pulling them away from the house on the outside....but they keep coming in. that tells me there is no type of foundation or footing under this garage. or it is rotted.

And started on this side. it was tougher. when the previous owner got to the window....he wrapped a piece of metal around it and caulked it really, really well. this was a car wash in this bay.....he had a car repair business in this i guess that is why he caulked so well...keep the water from coming in that window and into the office.  i got tired of that real quick. but there is just plywood under all this eventually i will get it all down and maybe just slap a coat of paint on it. anything will be better than that crappy siding.

After fooling with the siding for a few hours, i decided to pull more ceiling tiles out in the the office.... i got all that i could reach. i had to leave one side....there are baseboards all against that wall and i couldn't get the ladder over there.

And in the storage room behind the office in the garage.  would you look at that mess of wiring and pipes and crap up there? some of those wires up there are just sort of put metal nothing. this is going to be a nightmare to figure out. i am sorely tempted to just tear it all out and just start again to hook up lights. 

My other little adventure occurred before i even got to the Duck. i got off the highway to go to my sister's....stopped at a red light......started to go when the light turned green and heard a loud THUNK.  OMG...what was that?  i'm picturing in my mind something falling off the bottom of my truck. hahahaha

But the truck kept more noises. i'm looking around.....the guy on the right side of me is looking at me all funny....he looks weird and guilty. he turns right at the first opportunity and disappears. it's about 4 more blocks to my sister's so i just go on....expecting something dire to happen to the truck...but i make it ok.

I pull in her driveway and look under my truck...expecting to see....i don't know what.....the spare tire missing?  ..... the muffler hanging down? .... i don't know. nothing seems amiss under there.

Then.....i spot this. busted light and a dent under the light about 2".

Well, hell....that's why that guy was looking all weird at me. he apparently hit me when he went around me. i guess he didn't judge his distance well. i guess he thought i was going to move quicker.  i never felt a bump from it.....i guess because we were both moving in the same direction so all i heard was the thump.  i noticed his left front bumper was crunched in. i don't know if that happened when he hit me....doesn't seem too likely.....or if he hit me WITH the bumper that was hanging out. 

Anyway....all that doesn't work is the turn signal. i figured i would replace that bulb and get a new plastic cover and i'm good to go. well, have to replace the whole damn piece.....$100 at the car parts place.  I don't think so......found a part on eBay....brand new in the box....for $20.  hubby can fix it for me when the part comes....4 little screws to replace it.  one little piece at a time....soon i will have a new truck. hahahaha

I need some warm days so i can go and do some real work at the Duck. come on Spring!

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