Wednesday, September 9, 2009

White Wednesday & Old House

Last week our washer quit and we had to have a repair man come out and fix it. While there he mentioned he was also a general contractor so we had him look at the side of the house and give us an estimate for replacing the masonite siding that has needed done for some time now. He did and we were not impressed at all with his figure since we were furnishing the material. Mom dwelled on it for a week and decided we could do it ourselves.

before starting with scaffolding

we dug right in and started ripping off the old, Alan came to investigate and see what we were up to and stayed to help

day 1

clouds started moving in with thunder

we dug out the tarp and covered up the house just in case of rain, we did manage to get 2 brief showers out of the clouds and by then the mood to work was gone

clouds moved out

Day 2 - we put up the new siding before tearing out any more of the old -- thank goodness it was still good and we had enough. We have had it stored in our shed for the past 10 years.

finished day 2

sun came out just as we finished cleaning everything up -- now to paint

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  1. Hi Sandy,
    Isn't that the way it always works. But now you can have good weather to paint, maybe. I wanted to say how much I loved those cement pieces in your last post. Those concrete slabs are so pretty.

  2. Brovo for you. Do it yourselfers. I love it. Take the rest of the day off.

    come visit

  3. Boy does this post bring back memories. We also resided our house years ago when our kids were still at home and all three of them were on different ball teams plus my husband was a coach of one of their teams. He was also working 10-12 hour days. There were days we would literally get a couple pieces of siding on the house and then have to run to a ball game! It was a very busy and hectic summer, but sometimes I think we get the most done at those times.
    Your place will be lovely when you get it all done!

  4. Won't you be so happy when it is all done and painted. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your evening.