New Downstairs Floors

When Kathy and I moved into our house back in July 2011, the floors were covered with ugly, smelly red carpet. We tore that carpet out and discovered why they stunk. It appeared that animals were using it as a pee pad for years.

Underneath the carpeting was unfinished wood flooring. Prior to moving in Kathy worked extremely hard sanding and staining the entire first floor. The floors looked great… until we adopted Bettis. Continue reading “New Downstairs Floors”

Remodeling a Horribly Remodeled Bathroom – Update 2

The bathroom is almost finished; Kathy has done an amazing job. She just finished the shower doors. All that is remaining is some molding. Kathy is also planning on building some shelves, cabinets, etc. if we cannot find anything reasonable at Ikea.

The previous owner’s remodel was done so poorly, it literally depressed and angered me to even enter the room. Everything they did baffled me. How could they be so naive and think any of their decisions were good? How could they be satisfied with the subpar quality of their work? Now it’s history and finally, I can use the bathroom and not feel depressed or anger. Continue reading “Remodeling a Horribly Remodeled Bathroom – Update 2”

The Great Wall of Stafford: Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend Update

Monday, May 29th, I managed to place approximately 25 blocks, in total, I currently have around 70 are in place.  Unfortunately, I still have about one hundred 55lb. blocks left.

To view and download the photos, visit Google Photos.

It’s Starting this Spring… a Massive Retaining Wall

When Kathy and I moved into this house in June 2011, we had a lot of projects.  She took on the ones that required tools and stuff I know nothing about and I chose to replace an old retaining wall with a less crappy wall.  Since we couldn’t afford the fancy blocks, I settled for concrete blocks.  I’ve hated that choice ever since and 2017 is the year I correct that mistake.

The New Great Wall of Stafford

The New Retaining Wall, some assembly required.

I purchased 160 blocks totaling over 9,200lbs.  I will need 40 more to finish phase 1 of the wall. Continue reading “It’s Starting this Spring… a Massive Retaining Wall”