Two Long Years

Category: Daily Diary
Saturday marked the two year anniversary of our purchase of this house. Like the first year, we didn't accomplish as much as we would have hoped. Reviewing our first year anniversary write-up, we hit about half of what we said we hoped to do in year two. Yeah, that sounds about right...

The nice thing is that this year's improvements are a bit more visible from out front.

May 29, 2003May 29, 2005

But like last year, more took place inside than than out.

Progress Made

Ups and Downs Along the Way

What next? Year Three...

  • Finishing the second floor! (Oh please, dear God...)
  • Returning to the world of the normal and clean, with an upstairs oasis from all the dust and mess that will certainly continue down below.
  • Installing our recently acquired front door.
  • Wrap up stripping the sunroom woodwork that Jeannie has worked on tirelessly over the past several months.
  • Finishing the structured wiring project, so I can be the only person on the block with an ethernet Internet port in my master bathroom. (Yes, I'm a geek.)
  • Conducting a cosmetic makeover of the kitchen to get us through what will certainly be a few more long years.
  • Paint the exterior trim. Like the kitchen, this is a necessary interim fix as we aren't ready for a full-out paint job but the existing wood is being damaged from exposure.
  • Maybe doing something about the fireplace...already a hold-over from last year's list. We'll see.

Seem like we're being too ambitious? Stick around to find out! :-)


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Comments

So you can surf while showering? :)

Just out of curiosity, why not a wireless access point?

Happy Anniversary! Add one to your "done" list: inspired other house renovators to start their own blogs. :)

Tully--Regarding the hard-wired network instead of wireless...actually, we're doing both. However, sometimes both of us do some video editing so the wired network is a must to move giant files between PCs or from the Tivo. As for the bathroom ethernet jack...I'm planning to create a whole house audio system delivered over those wires. (Again, yes I am a major geek.)

Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many hours of productivity and a plethora of good prices this year.
(Hey, if they don't have Hallmark cards for this sort of thing yet I'll make my own!)

Congratulations!! I'm so excited for all your progress! You the place will just get more and more beautiful. Keep up the amazing work and keep being one project ahead of us. It really does make our lives easier. ;)

Congratulations!! I'm so excited for all your progress! You know the place will just get more and more beautiful as you go. Keep up the amazing work and keep being one project ahead of us. It really does make our lives easier. ;)

It's amazing how much nicer the house looks with those brick stairs-just wait till you paint it-wowee. I totally am with you in that everything takes at least twice as long than anticipated. Plus, life interrupts renovation sometimes- and that's probably a good thing for us obsessed folks.

You are about to turn a corner with that upstairs and it will make a huge difference. That's my 2 cents. God speed ;)

This is off-topic, but if ya'll haven't checked your "owner" email, I sent some info about the house in San Antonio.l

everything i said last year (has it been a year? a whole year? seems impossible) still goes. you guys are doing a fabulous job. the upstairs renovation has been huge, and it's almost there! i'm so excited for you!

everything i said last year (has it been a year? a whole year? seems impossible) still goes. you guys are doing a fabulous job. the upstairs renovation has been huge, and it's almost there! i'm so excited for you!

 

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