Monday, August 23, 2010

Spring Projects

Once we got settled into the Pashley Rd. house it was time for lots of projects, both inside and out.

Inside we installed a new water pump and whole house water filtration system to help keep the shallow well sand from getting into the lines. Both bathrooms have new toilets that were special ordered to fit in the tight area next to the walls. The cellar was completely cleaned out and reorganized with one side dedicated to a woodworking and painting department. We purchased a new washer and dryer, and the kitchen now has a new table and refrigerator. The living room and dining room both have new rugs and window treatments, along with a new sectional sofa in the living room.


Outside we made major upgrades, and couldn’t have done it without the help of our friend Bob Ray. We completed the pool house restoration, which we use as a garden shed and Dave's second work area where all his tools, etc. from the Saratoga Rd. house are now kept. The 'after' picture shows the doors before they were painted white. Before...
After...
There is now another stall added to our metal carport.
Dave and Bob are now pros at concrete work and the pool house and carport have beautiful cement floors.

The concrete garage has a much needed new roof and garage door (we had snow flurries that day).



We also removed the old tin shed that was attached to the back of the garage, and the gables will soon be blue to match the rest of the garage and house, along with white paint to complete its facelift.


The New Holland tractor garage that is attached to the motorcycle shop looks so much better with its new metal roof, fence, and lattice. Before...
After...
Even the wishing well got a new roof.
Although I don’t have pictures right now, Dave and I put up a white lattice on the garden implement shed that faces the road for my morning glories to grow, and they are thriving.

So this is the majority of what kept us busy this spring. This of course is in addition to Dave reopening the motorcycle shop, the normal yard work (both here and Ticonderoga), and trail trimming and upkeep. We still have lots of things we want to do, including landscaping, concrete walkways, and outside house, garage, and shop painting. There are so many possibilities for this property that I’m sure that we will never be done with our improvements.

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