Well, it’s been a while, but here’s the latest. Mary and I have been married for a month now, and life is great. Here’s what we’ve done in that time:
Gates across the driveway. I’m not super concerned about security, but this will at least keep someone from hauling everything I own away in a single truckload. They look decent. I dug the fencepost hole by hand, that was a chore, but pleasant work. The other side is mounted to a handy tree. We have since put up a short bit of fence to close the gap to the treeline.
Carpet and linoleum have been removed. This house had a pretty bad odor, and the nasty old carpets had to go. The kitchen linoleum was very worn out and had a lot of water damage. We’ve torn it down to bare subflooring.
Also note the chest freezer in the photo. I’ve actually converted it to a refrigerator. This is an experiment I’m trying, to save some power vs a regular upright fridge. Seems to work quite well so far, however I haven’t measured the power consumption.
Walls removed. Closets and bathroom walls are being taken down, and we’re rebuilding the bathroom in a different place. One wall is getting opened up significantly, but we’ll be consulting an architect to avoid load bearing wall issues. Tearing out old drywall and poorly built closets is a surprising amount of fun.
Outdoor shower. This one’s not done yet. We decided it will be a very useful thing to have around, since the bathroom is being redone, and there’s no running water in the house yet. Given the amount of ticks, chiggers, and poison ivy, a good shower is important. It will be nice to have one right away instead of driving to Frankfort first.
Of course bushhogging continues. A flat tire has me sidelined temporarily, but I’ll be back at it very soon.