DAY 276 – LIFE IN REMODEL UPDATE – 2 BIG PROJECTS DONE

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a good update.  We’ve been working hard to get things done, I mean completely done, but the molding, caulking and painting are taking forever since we had to start from scratch and have been working with old substandard beginnings.  Honestly it would have been easier to build from scratch!

We decided to hire out 2 of our most dreaded jobs – jobs that we hate doing and decided our sanity was worth the cost of hiring out these 2 jobs.  That said, we still have to do the finish work on both jobs. The old door was solid wood – so extremely heavy and completely warped with the foundation issues.  From what we could tell my cousin had not used the front door in close to 20 years because it would not open.  It took us several weeks to even get to it and the several more to get it to open after the foundation work was done.  After they completed the foundation work they told us NOT to change any doors or windows for 3-6 months because the house would continue to settle.  Living with this situation has been a eyesore and pain in the butt, but is finally corrected!

 OLD DOOR – EXTERIOR
 OLD DOOR – INTERIOR
 NEW DOOR & FRAME PIECES
  • NEW DOOR INSTALLED & HUBBY WORKING ON INTERIOR MOLDING
  • TOMORROW I WILL DO EXTERIOR CAULKING
  • THURSDAY I WILL DO EXTERIOR PAINT TOUCH UP EARLY IN THE MORNING AND THEN START ON THE FOYER MOLDING CAULKING AND PAINT.
The window was broken when we got here.  We added the tape for a small measure of security.  I CANNOT tell you how happy this one simple thing makes me! But I bet you can guess!
Daniel and Jose made short work of the old window and installing the new one – much quicker than trying to do the front door yesterday!
After Daniel and Jose left I installed the new sill and the finish molding, caulked and painted it an voile’ I feel so much better!

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