Carpet Removal Moan

While waiting for the paint to dry, this past week, I thought we should remove some carpeting from one of the spare rooms. You never know what a carpet has been though. This carpet is from the previous owners and it has seen a lot in it’s day. Defiantly a new carpet needed. Although under it we found all this nice hard wood so we may just end up with a throw rug instead.

Since it wasn’t meant to be a full rug removal job today we just cut around things. The frog tank is going to be the hardest thing to do since we have to remove the frogs, empty the tank, move everything, relevel everything for the tank and put them back. Just that will take half a day to do. Got to keep the pets safe!

Is Home owner or homeowner the correct spelling

Interesting. “Home Owner” or should it be “Homeowner”? I always thought it was homeowner. I never stopped to think of it as being two words. Sure it is made up of two words. You have “Home” and you have “Owner” and you usually just see hanging out together in sentences.

The question comes in as: Does it really matter?

I see the says it doesn’t but now a days its usually written as one.

Back Porch Roof Moan

Since I was talking about what the inside ceiling of the roof looked like I figured I should show you the roof from when I bought the house.

Back porch 2006
When the guy did the inspection I was a little worried when he went on the back porch roof to get to the main roof. The video below shows him going to the roof, and it also shows all the moss on the roof. Yep the porch roof would be one of the first things that needed replaced.

Back Porch 2012

The back porch. When I first bought the house the back porch was one of the things we were planing to remodle. The first thing we had to do was to replace the roof.

Next after saving up again because noticed that the side walls of the outside of the proch were deterorating. So had to have them redone. So since need to have them redone we had the siding put around the whole back porch.  I have no idea why when they where putting siding on the back front of the porch they didn’t just put siding aroudn the sides. What they had was painted particle board. Yep you heard me. Particle board. So at the same time we decided to have the side windows removed (figured for heating/cooling issues since room get real cold in winter), and new double hung windows replacing the single pain windows on the back. As all the pictures show.

This leaves us now with the inside of the porch that now has to be done.

Oh I forgot also the patio I wanted to build.

Here is what the back porch roof looked like when I bougtht he place in 2006

Here’s what the roof looks like now. This picture is in the middle of a remodle. New roof, siding, windows, landscaping, etc.

Back Porch Ceiling Tile Moan

What the heck is this. If you look at the picture you can see they nailed the tile corners together of each and every corner of the ceiling tiles. I noticed this while painting the brown ceiling rails of the false ceiling they had. It’s the first coat of white on the rails.

The picture is taken from me the view point of me laying on the floor taking the photo at a slight angle so we can see most of the ceiling. The ceiling kind of looks like the wall but it is in fact the ceiling. To view the picture tilt your head to the left. Click on the image below to get a bigger view of it.

You really have to think to yourself: What where they thinking? And more importantly what should I be doing about it. Looks like I’ll have to rip that down and put insulation on the ceiling. When I had the roof put on no insulation could be placed on that side.

Back Porch Paint Moan

I’ve got to much junk on my back porch. So much that I can only paint and work on half at a time. I have no inclination to move all the stuff off the porch just to move it back on again.

I can’t wait for the room to be all one color. First I’m working on the ceiling with putting in insulation and new lights and new tiles. Next comes the walls with new paneling then the floor. In that order.

As we all know dirt floats down wards. So it should be easier on the cleaning.

But while I’m waiting to get the ceiling tiles I’m painting the half I can get to. I’ll do the other half when I can get over to that side of the room.

Trash Day Moan

Well today is trash day, well actually trash throw out day since they come around tomorrow do to the pick up. Today I have ceiling tiles from my back porch to get rid of. They are so old and are so scratchy when they touch the skin.

Also small branches from the trees that I had to prune. And it’s recycling day also.

Below is a picture of how old and faded the ceiling tiles are. Definitively time for new ones, which is great since I’m remodeling.

Wire in the sky moan

I didn’t notice it when I was buying the house but here it is. I removed a tree because it was tangled around in it and actually pulled the connectors off the neighbor’s house. I just don’t know how to go about having this wire removed from above my property.

It goes from the neighbor’s house across my yard to the telephone pole at the opposite corrner of my yard. It could so straight up to the pole on the property line on this neighbor’s side and then down the pole to the telephone junction but it would take more cable.

This sucks. I can’t fly a kite in my yard or do anything over twenty feet in the air.

Trash removal Moan

Trash night a few weeks ago. I threw out a couch that came with the house. It was huge. I had to cut the legs off and break the back of the couch to fold in a little so I could remove it form the home. I originally thought the previous owners made some doors smaller once they got it in the house or something but I talked to a neighbor and they said the owners actually took out a window to get it in the house!

Now with all that said, guess what? It never made it on the corner for pick up. In the middle of the night it vanished.

Front Yard Garden Criminals – Part 2

Well today looking at their website showing they had a lot of people showing up but noting of substance as to anything really happening yet. Athough since evertying is in French I can only use Google Translate to see what the site says and not the pdf files of the actual documents they have posted.

Nothing on their site say anything of why they are not using the back yard.

Either way I wish them luck in their endever and I’ll be checking back on them.

Front-yard garden criminals

Wow! I know my area has some codes as to what I can and can’t do with my front yard. This one they have is interesting. There is a family in Canada that has gone green with living. They are growing their own food. They made a garden out of their front yard. The problem is this:Where they live it’s reported that only 30% can be for a vegetable garden. I hope they ask for the definition of what is a vegetable since there are several.

Here is a link to their website.

Also July 22nd between 10am and noon they are having a “bed in” to protest this rule.

Note I’m really not sure after seeing the full grown plants it kind does look like an eye sore but then again part of me sees it as nice clean living and living green. You know everything is pushing us to live greener which in turn means more free. So this is a price that is to be paid.

I guess people just have to learn what the new beauty is when living greener.