Quirky Old house is coming along and so far we haven't died in the process of trying to remodel, update and make warm the QOH!
Most of the spring and summer was spent ripping out old walls, removing circa 1970's paneling, installing insulation and rebattening the walls --it's been a lot to do, and sometimes it felt like no matter what we were doing it was going at a snail's pace.
I'm quite delighted to say at this point that we're that much closer to having the house ready to have the wood stove put it--Yay!! Such a big deal (I know it doesn't sound like anything to be excited about but for us it means being warm this winter! Wooooo!) and for me even more so since I won't get frostbite! YAY!!!!
Anyway, by the end of the month I should be able to snap some photos....and maybe even find some before and afters for comparison! ;)
And we found a futon frame at the salvation army for 16 bucks earlier this summer--I'm so looking forward to having the livingroom finished so we can put that together and have someplace to sit besides an office chair! (I know, can you believe we've lived here a year already and the only furniture consists of my work desk, mark's desk, 4 office chairs and our bed? Heh. I have to keep an eye out for a futon mattress....then we'll be able to put the futon together and have someplace to sit (and bask in the warm from the soon to be installed wood stove! Yay!!)
Ok, and to be fair, I'm also looking at it as someplace comfy I could sit down and do some hand quilting...ok? I admitted it! ;P
Otherwise not lots to report -- the kitchen roof has sprung about 5 leaks--but we think it is due to a couple of pieces of siding missing off that side of the house. The leaks only happen when the rain comes from a certain direction...Anyway we'll have to see what we can do about that (although we already knew that long term we'd be re-doing/replacing the kitchen roof. Yep.
The fun never stops here. Really. ;)