It always feels great when I see people working on the house, because I know that we are that one step closer. The renderers came by yesterday to prepare the windows and drop off some equipment. Although some areas inside of the house are quite dark now since they have placed plastic sheeting over the … Continue reading Day 1 Rendering
After a few weekends, Anthony finally completed bricking up and rendering the wall that held the old window overlooking our what once was, backyard. It was Anthony’s first rendering job and although the finish isn’t perfect, he’s done a pretty good job. We’ve gone back with some multipurpose putty to cover up some of the … Continue reading Finishing up the window in bedroom 2
The brick laying has been such an arduous task to say the least! It was a big call to make the decision to do it ourselves, but looking back we can’t help but feel proud of our achievements. I guess this is why some take on challenges like this – self bragging rights maybe? Haha. … Continue reading Day 18 Bricks to lock-up…Complete!
Today and yesterday the guys from Lifestyle Building & Maintenance arrived on time and moved quickly to get our two new windows installed. On the Sunday prior we did all we could to prep the rooms, knowing that there would be a lot of dust being created when cutting into bricks. We had black plastic … Continue reading Windows installed and the attack of the dust
Things have been super slow as of late with getting the bricks done. Life just gets in the way and sometimes you also need a break. Anthony continues to work away at the bricks on his own and now and then I’ve assisted him. It’s tricky with 2 kids, especially when one of them is … Continue reading Day 14-17 Bricks to lockup
Seems like it’s been never ending to get our bricks up. I guess since we’ve been working on the house only on the weekends, it’s been taking a lot longer than your regular build. Yesterday and today we spent bricklaying the wall of our bedroom just to get to lintel height. For any windows, we … Continue reading Day 12-13 Bricks to lockup
We have had a bit of a break with the bricklaying due to the weather. In some ways it was a bit of a blessing, giving everyone a much needed break. The house felt cramped with 6 of us here for over a week, so to get our house back helped to get some sort … Continue reading Day 10-11 Bricks to lockup