When the air mattress in our living suite sprung a leak, I knew it was time to kick up my effort on this renovation project. I finally got all the sanding done and had my dad come over to help put up trim. I can’t do crown molding by myself. Actually I won’t even attempt it. All of those angles and stuff, it’d just take me too long. Plus, my dad is excellent at crown molding. You just need to fill nail holes when he does it. If I did it, I’d have to use 18 tubes of caulk to hide all of the imperfections. But luckily, my pa came over and helped me out. Now all the nail holes are filled and everything is cleaned and caulked, and finally after two months, I’m ready to prime this thing. Let’s do this!
Three weeks ago I successfully got all the drywall up in my bedroom project.Â Three weeks ago.Â I’m still not finished with the mudding and sanding process, but I’m getting close.Â Before I could finish that, I needed to finish a built-in display case.Â And to do that, we needed to go to my dad’s garage, or as I call it, Santa’s Workshop.
So I’m three weekends into our home renovation project. With the dumpster finally gone, it was time to stop tearing things apart and start putting them back together. I’m finding things were moving a little slower than I had expected though. I think it’s because I don’t have a concrete deadline other than ‘as soon as possible.’ But even though it’s moving slower than I’d like, we are still making progress. Each weekend starts with coffee, donuts, and big hopes.
For as long as I can remember, it seems like long Holiday weekends were reserved for doing some sort of house project. Whether it was landscaping, painting the fence, digging a trench, building a deck, tearing down a deck, remodeling a kitchen, or hand scrubbing the aluminum siding, my family always had something going on. It was mostly work at my parent’s house, but also by grandma’s, and my grandpa’s house too. And then as we got older, add in my brother’s house, and now mine. So while most of my friends would be spending this Memorial Day weekend attending the local Polish festival, going to the movies, having family BBQs or attending cool events called Meat Fest, I would be tearing apart my house.