Is it seriously already March? Yikes!
Before we check my goal progress, I want to tell you guys about our master bathroom issue. A few weeks ago, I noticed some mold on the ceiling of the garage which is below our bathroom. We called a plumber and he couldn’t find a leak but the mold definitely hasn’t been there in the past. The plumber’s best guess was that the floor wasn’t done properly and over the years all the water that has hit the tile has seeped through. Anyway, there are parts of the subfloor that are completely rotten to the point where the plumber reached up and pulled out a huge chunk with his hand. I also found some mold in the bathroom that looks like it goes behind the shower so we’re going to have to rip out that entire part of the bathroom which leaves us with only a sink. We can’t afford to redo the bathroom right now but luckily, we still have the hall bathroom and we don’t have a lot of overnight company so putting the bathroom off isn’t the biggest deal in the world, just inconvenient. I haven’t done much demo yet but I’m planning on working on it this weekend. We don’t want to let the damage sit there for fear that it might spread so the plan for now is to rip it out and replace the subfloor and drywall before closing it off.
ANYWAY. Now that you guys know what’s going on, let’s look at my goal progress. I feel like February was pretty lazy but with Spring around the corner I’m ready to get to work.
-Demo current deck
-Clean garage…again – Done! Both cars now fit in the garage.
-Build new, bigger deck
-Refinish very old but new to us front door – Started at the end of 2015.
-Install front door
-Repaint the study
-Add built ins in the study?
-Add crown moulding in the study?
-Create new area for dogs
-Remove dog crates from master bedroom
-Caulk windows – Started. All downstairs windows have been caulked. 0/4 upstairs windows have been done.
-Paint master bedroom?
-Clean up side/back/front yards – Started. We’ve got a long way to go but we worked on doing some leaf removal last weekend and we’ll probably do some more this weekend.
-Price out all aspects of kitchen remodel
-Remove trees? – Started. We’re waiting to get put on the schedule for removing a dead oak in our front yard.
ADDED AFTER JANUARY FIRST:
-New flooring in entry/study/living room. – Mostly done! We just need to add the thresholds and then install the baseboards in the living room. – Done!
-Paint living room. – Done!
-Stain beams in living room. – Done!
-Read 26 books – can be re-reads or never before reads, but must come from books we already own – On track. Just finished #5 and plan on starting on #6 either tonight or this weekend.
-Go on an awesome vacation – Booked and mostly paid for!
-Tone and tighten once I finish losing these last 20lbs.
-Walk the dogs more – We took them on a short walk last weekend. Hoping to do it again at least once this coming weekend. They play in the backyard a lot so the walks are just to give them a change of scenery.
-Use my craft room – I rarely use this room and that’s pretty lame
-Get a new look for the blog