Monday, February 23, 2009

home upgrades

No update on weight as I have not weighed myself... I keep forgetting in the morning *LOL* I will remember an post tomorrow.

Whats been happening since my last post. Well a few things have been going on behind the scenes but nothing that needs to go onto the blog. Overall its been a busy week, as they all seem to becoming. College is hectic this semester for some reason and it seems to be constant from one thing to another. For now it is to produce a 6 page (double spaced) paper by midnight Wednesday. Perhaps I will get stressed closer but I feel ok about it.

I have been looking at our house, in and out and the yard to see what needs to be done and that I want to be done. Here is my list of things needing done or I want to do.

Master Bathroom

  • Finish paining the ceiling - removed popcorn ceiling and did 1st layer on drywall.
  • Install Light
  • Finish stripping last of wallpaper backing
  • clean the damned shower/bath tub - the upper section is scary.
  • Tile from top of shower/tub unit to ceiling.
  • replace toilet. The toilet itself is ok but the seat fittings are rusted, seal is shot and I don't like it
  • replace sink unit & possibly paint current cabinetry (after sanding varnish off)
  • put proper tile down
  • paint trim etc and replace mirror / vanity lights

Spare bathroom

  • sand and paint ceiling
  • tile floor
  • replace sink surface and possible paint cabinet
  • paint trim etc
  • clean bathtub

Master bedroom

  • Paint room
  • remove popcorn ceiling (dependant on how well bathroom looks)
  • hardwood floor
  • paint trim
  • install light/fan

Guest bedroom 1

  • Paint inside closet
  • hardwood floor
  • remove popcorn ceiling
  • install light/fan

Guest bedroom 2

  • repaint walls & trim
  • Paint closet and doors
  • Hardwood floor
  • remove popcorn ceiling
  • install light / fan

Living room

  • fix cracks in ceiling / loose drywall tape due to settlement
  • hardwood floors
  • remove raised section of room
  • paint
  • removed popcorn ceiling (they are vaulted and 16 ft and I have a fear of heights hmmm might be hard)
  • sort out noisy fan / replace

Dining room

  • replace ceiling fan
  • fix cracks in ceiling
  • hardwood floors
  • paint


  • Fix Ceiling (replaced light was smaller and now there are holes *LOL*)
  • paint and / or tiles on walls near stove
  • Tile floor.
  • Cabinet upgrade maybe
  • Counter upgrade for SURE!!!

Game room

  • hardwood maybe
  • repaint

House outside

  • Fix loose bricks on front step
  • Replace eaves or repair where needed.
  • replace front roof section (shingles / roof due to shoddy replacement - caused eave damage)
  • other minor issues


  • remove pool and replace with sunken bricked sun area / fire pit / fireplace type (picture of something similar below.
  • finish removal of shed (approx 80% complete)
  • finish replacement of fence (approx 35 - 40% complete)
  • make yard pretty.

Looking at picture imagine more sunken with a retaining wall and a bricked fireplace type thing and maybe firepit

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