Kiddos and I went to Fallison and Crystal Lakes for some adventuring. Bullfrogs were hard to catch.
Last video of this flip in Eagle River. A long video since I wanted to go over everything that was done for posterity.
Here are all the previous blog posts and videos showing the progress.
Ash found some wild bunnies. Everyone gave them some good loving before putting we returned them to where they were found. So tiny. So cute.
Rough plumbing and electrical done. Drywall is started. Drywall on ceilings is done.
The reason for the beadboard ceiling in the kitchen is because the ceiling joists were 2×6’s. These joists make the floor for the upstairs. Any drywall would have cracked under the amount of movement these joists would allow. The beadboard will be trimmed out with 1×4’s and will allow the ceiling to have some flex.
I previously posted about a rotten wall because of a lack of flashing on this house. Here is some of the progress.
Working on a house with my brother. Took out all the windows and noticed one with a lot of rot. In fact, the 2 X 4 bottom plate was completely rotted out. It was just gone.
We didn’t plan on doing any siding work to this house but this needed to be looked at from the outside. So after taking off two layers of siding this is what it looked like. The rim joist was rotted out down to the foundation.
The bottom of the roof edge had no kickout flashing. The siding was aluminum so it showed no signs of deterioration. The water was able to flow behind the siding and after years of this it rotted the entire wall out.
I cut out the rot that I could get to, sistered the floor joists, and rebuilt the area with treated wood.
This was finished off with some sheathing, step flashing, KICKOUT FLASHING, peel and stick underlayment on the wall where the roof ends, and then tarpapered. It will be sided later.
This will no longer be an art blog. It’s going to be a blog about stuff that happens in my life because I’m really vain and think my life is super important. Not really. But my dad did some pretty cool stuff in his life and all I hear are the stories. He flew a plane with my mom while they lived in Nevada and worked as a steel worker on high rises. They would fly to Tijuana and the California coast. They didn’t take any pictures. I barely have any baby pictures. They just weren’t those kind of people. I guess they lived in the moment.
I want my kids to have something to look back on as I really wish I had that. I don’t know if they will, but the option will be there.
With that, I present to the world “Removing a stump (Featuring 2 Toads)”.