Besides an awesome 5K training group run with the HWI Team Daybreak on Saturday it was pretty much a deck building weekend. I spent most of the day Saturday completing the deck support base. And on Sunday I was able to get cracking on screwing down the deck board. I completed half the deck. I put the patio furniture on the finished area just to feel a little bit more sense of accomplishment. I was really hoping to get it all finished this weekend but I’ll be plugging away at the second half this week. Hopefully i’ll have it completed by or during next weekend.
So last night the kitchen flooring got done so today we got gas installed for the stove, and Internet installed. My brother-in-law helped me get our appliances moved in. I finished hooking up all the appliances tonight. Things are starting to feel a little less overwhelming. I do still have to finish the floor in the hallway, and there is a huge pile of junk in the garage that needs cutting down to be picked up on Monday. I so can’t wait for move in day and us finally just being here and getting settled in.
Tonight was flooring day #2. I initially had the help of my father-in-law and then my buddy Jon Kay arrived to give a hand. We wrapped things up at about 11pm and got just into the kitchen. We got all the underlayment in the kitchen set but there will be some initial crazy cutting required. The kitchen is smaller so hopefully it doesn’t go so bad. Once the kitchen is complete then appliances can be moved in, and the hallway can be completed. We’ll see how the rest of everything goes. So thankful for the help we’ve had getting things ready.
So tonight was officially the first night of flooring.Had a little help from my father-in-law, but the end was just me working on it and it was slow going. I’m not sure how I’m going to get it all done by Friday. So tired tonight, glad tomorrow is a resting day for my 5K training.
Today I needed to finish up cutting down the cabinet doors, the last part needed to make room for the microwave above the stove. I got the table saw out for the first time since selling our house almost 2 years ago. It’s been sitting in storage. I got them cut down by chopping the tops off. Then I used my father-in-law’s router to get the cabinet edge trimmed so they fit in the new reduced opening. I’ll be honest the sanding, mudding, and painting things are my least favorite thing to do. Anytime I get to build something new, or fix something, that’s when I have the most fun with these remodeling projects. I’ll be finishing out the day with the not so fun…
Vanessa picked up an oscillating multi-tool for me today so I could get the cabinet above the stove modified to fit the new microwave. Had to make a run for a second blade to tackle the few nails. Overall this is a slick tool. Got to have the right tool for the job on these projects. ?