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Wahoo, gutters and downspouts were finally installed after a couple of months of waiting for our order to come in (apparently the order was misplaced).
I was on the receiving end of many confused expressions when telling people that I wanted round, silver downspouts, but despite the funny looks, I went ahead with my vision. They look great. They match all the other silver things poking out of the house.
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Uncovering odors continues in the third day of our kitchen demolition.
You can see that the laundry is just behind the front door. Now that we’re really doing this, we’re going to do it all the way and enclose the laundry area behind cabinet doors. Stay tuned to find out if we go bankrupt and lose everything we have.
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God help us. We weren’t planning on touching the kitchen for another 5-10 years, but the odor of the house continues to offend our senses.
Don’t let the quaint, solid-wood cabinets fool you. They fooled us, too. We thought we would keep them. In the end, we realized the only way to pinpoint the source of the odor was to start removing cabinets. This is the photo my husband texted to me before he got started this morning:
Today’s demolition resulted in removed cabinets and flooring, with layers of rot, trash, and dirt, built up over years. This is the pile of trash he found underneath the first set of cabinets he removed:
He had a suspicion that some of the smell was coming from the floor also, so he started pulling up three layers of vinyl flooring:
Leaving us with this current situation:
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The gables were finished in September, but we kept dragging our feet on painting them. I was going back and forth on color choices (everything in Pewter Tankard, or introduce a new color?), and we were just very busy.
Then, last week, we noticed the weather forecast showed sun for several days, which is unusual for fall in the Pacific Northwest (usually it’s rain and more rain). So, my husband scrambled to take days off work, and ended up spending six days spackling, sanding, priming, and painting.
We got really lucky, too, because it wasn’t just that rain was coming—it turns out that snow was coming. Two mornings later, this is what we woke up to.
Next, we have to get the gutters and downspouts on. Good thing, too—we’ve heard there may be some precipitation…