I took my camera along to the house yesterday. So there are some pictures below.
I'm getting a little discouraged with the lack of real progress, though. Summer is almost gone, and I still want to at least level the porch roof, and get a new roof on the garage before the weather turns bad. Unfortunately, because my home refinance didn't go through, (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=28242
) my budget will be much tighter than I was expecting. (but, on the bright side, I still have the $2500 I was expecting to pay in closing costs)
I'm still cleaning out the attic, and other misc. small tasks. I won't be able to work on the house next weekend, but I hope to pull up the rest of the upstairs kitchen linoleum the following weekend. I hope to put together a work party for Sept. 17th, (a final push, to get the rest of the trash out) and don't want the floor to be a tripping hazard.
Some of these pictures show updates that have been done for awhile. I just didn't realize I never shared them.
I now have full access to the cracked plumbing stack. And, I didn't cause too much additional damage to the surrounding plaster.
The leaded glass window after being mostly "de-plasticized." I was a little worried that the stick-on plastic sheets were added for stability, but I think they just might have been added to make the window more air-tight. (or, even for privacy)
I was going to leave the carpet on the stairs to protect them from work traffic. But, after almost falling a couple times, I decided that it was a tripping hazard, instead. Each tread had about 15 carpet tacks holding it in place.
I would like to have this window--and the side lites on the front door--fixed soon, so that I can take off the plywood. But, I think I need a professional for this window; I don't want to handle a piece of glass that large.
I was doing a little more digging behind the tiles in the bathroom. I hope there are more places where the glue and old paint come off this easily. But, it confirms that the original wainscoting is oak.
The start of the kitchen floor linoleum removal.
I spent some time in the basement yesterday, too. (Even though the water was off, and the tank was dry for YEARS, the PO left the water heater on! It never occurred to me to check before!)
Any ideas about what to do with this old radio cabinet? It's a little rough, but I like it.
And finally, I knew this was here, but always forgot to take pictures of it because it's in a creepy little room filled with cobwebs.