Archive for July, 2012
Another update for the work on the house:
- Removed kitchen sink and countertop and back-splash
- Removed rotten wood (36+ years old home with particle-board cabinets that had gotten wet)
- Ordered cabinet hardware (hinges and pulls)
- Replaced all rotten wood on the cabinets
- Repaired my compressor
- Repaired water line after shooting a nail through it (don’t ask! I measured 2x for stud spacing!)
- Finished replacing all cabinet wood that required it
- Started scraping cabinets of old paint
Only 6pm, and more painting prep to go for the evening.
My motivation for getting the house repairs completed has been given an adrenaline shot.
- Finished tiling master bathroom tub surround & floor
- Grouted master bathroom tile & floor
- Removed about 3/4 of the 2-layers of linoleum flooring in the kitchen
- Scraped adhesive to bare concrete floor
- Removed all wallpaper and paper backer from kitchen
- Removed all cabinet doors from kitchen
- Scraped popcorn from kitchen ceiling to repair settling cracks in drywall
- Removed fluorescent light cover & grid to repair (will repair later on – maybe next week)
- Found supplier for replacement hinges and door/drawer pulls for all cabinets through the house
- Found local tub re-finisher for re-surfacing the kids’ bathtub
- Removed all hinges and screws from the cabinet doors and drawers
- Boxed and removed all kitchen items left in the kitchen drawers & cabinets
- Removed backsplash and counter tops along south wall of kitchen
- Sealed grout in master bath with 2 coats of grout sealant
- Tape & bed ceiling settling cracks in kitchen
- Primer (Kilz) walls that were wallpapered – to texture afterwards
- Contacted contractor to get pricing for replacement carpet in bedrooms and closets
- Repaired can-light over kitchen sink
That said… I’m tired. It will be a long night finishing up today’s tasks – then tomorrow begins the work again.
The ladies are HOT! We’ve finally – now that we are in late July – hitting 98 to 102 degrees outside. Bee sure to provide fresh water for your honeybees – just like you would for your dog or cat. The honeybees use the water to help cool the hive (evaporative cooling) – to maintain appx. 95 degrees F.
Just a quick note to announce that followers of this blog can now subscribe to my blog, and receive instant updates whenever I update the Harmony Hollow Apiaries site.
Rex & Shannon