November, and I apoligize for not writing sooner!
- Late Oct-Early Nov, 2004. I've spent a couple weekends working on the bathroom
again. The shower tiling is mostly done, except about 10 tiles that still
need to be cut, plus I left areas where the shower nozzle, controls, etc will go. It looks pretty good, I'm still unhappy that the glass block
section isn't perfectly level. I just can't bring myself to smash it out
and redo it. UGH...
- I've fixed the porch roof. There were giant sections with no shingles on
them, plus the ridges (hips?) had never been done correctly. I was able to find
an exact match on the shingles at Lowes, and fixed it up. It's all done correctly
now, and looks pretty good:
- I've replaced the front window on the second floor, so all front-facing
windows are now done. Had to reframe, etc, but it looks darn good now from the
outside. Here's the view from the inside:
- Nov. 6-7, 2004. I've replaced the kitchen window. The existing window
went almost all the way to the floor, which made it impossible to put cabinets
there (I have no idea how they got around this before, as there were no cabinets
left in the house). I decided to put a smaller window in, one that would have
its bottom edge above the potential cabinet edges. That would require fixing
the exterior wall and replacing some siding on the outside. Here's the window
installed from the inside:
- You can see where I've had to fill in the hole in the wall. Here's what it
looked like from the outside:
- I was able to pull two pieces of aluminum siding off the bottom edges of the house
to cut and fit into the opening. I can replace these with new pieces from Menards.
The new ones may not be an exact match but as they will be at the bottom, it will
be less noticeable than if the new stuff was right in the middle of the wall.
Here's the finished product with the window all trimmed out and the siding repaired.
I think it turned out pretty well. This wall faces another house (about 6' away),
you'd hardly ever go back along here, so even if the siding patch isn't perfect,
no one will ever see it. I staggered the edges of the patch, but you can still
see that something was done there.