Broken Home Chronicles Part 2


This is the new vent which replaced the one in the wall we cut out.
The vent pipe off of the main heat vent.
Here is our new pony panel for the kitchen circuits.
This is the new vent which replaced the one in the wall we cut out. The vent pipe off of the main heat vent. Here is our new pony panel for the kitchen circuits.

The kitchen vent.
Jenny sanding the hard wood floors.
I had to rip the hard wood in this closet to get this vent in. No walls ever line up.
The kitchen vent. Jenny sanding the hard wood floors. I had to rip the hard wood in this closet to get this vent in. No walls ever line up.

The vent ended up coming up right in the middle of the closet, so we had to cut some of the floor beams to get this in.
The vent from the bedroom.
The beautiful sanded floors.
The vent ended up coming up right in the middle of the closet, so we had to cut some of the floor beams to get this in. The vent from the bedroom. The beautiful sanded floors.

Our sanded stairs.
Sanding the floors was a real bitch. Hire a pro, it's worth it.
What the hell is going wrong with this floor!
Our sanded stairs. Sanding the floors was a real bitch. Hire a pro, it's worth it. What the hell is going wrong with this floor!

This is what happens when you don't sand enough. Notice the circular swirls. With the stain on you sure can see them.
Damn, time to call in the pros.
What the hell. We spent the last 4 days sanding this floor for what?
This is what happens when you don't sand enough. Notice the circular swirls. With the stain on you sure can see them. Damn, time to call in the pros. What the hell. We spent the last 4 days sanding this floor for what?

Oh well, might as well finish the drywall and wiring..
Time to mud. Notice the particles in the air.
Egghead Jenny. I don't think she is all that level headed.
Oh well, might as well finish the drywall and wiring.. Time to mud. Notice the particles in the air. Egghead Jenny. I don't think she is all that level headed.

We finally got the other side of the wall back on.
The painting troup. Working hard.
Smile, you're painting.
We finally got the other side of the wall back on. The painting troup. Working hard. Smile, you're painting.

Our living room.
Who is that masked painter.
This is our new baseboard. We are replacing the baseboards in the entire house.
Our living room. Who is that masked painter. This is our new baseboard. We are replacing the baseboards in the entire house.

Painting with their ass. These girls have a lot of talent.
Before installing the tile, we had to screw in about 1000 screws into our floor. You have to make sure that you remove all the squeaks.
Jenny taking a water break.
Painting with their ass. These girls have a lot of talent. Before installing the tile, we had to screw in about 1000 screws into our floor. You have to make sure that you remove all the squeaks. Jenny taking a water break.

Some creative cave wall paintings!
The tile guy hard at work. We just got the kitchen cabinets back in the weekend before. Thanks Ron!
The tiles getting put in. It's nice to get someone else to do the work.
Some creative cave wall paintings! The tile guy hard at work. We just got the kitchen cabinets back in the weekend before. Thanks Ron! The tiles getting put in. It's nice to get someone else to do the work.

Working hard.
This is just after the professional stained the floors. At this point we were not happy.
The leopard skin look in the floor was not what we expected.
Working hard. This is just after the professional stained the floors. At this point we were not happy. The leopard skin look in the floor was not what we expected.

Once the matte finish went on we loved the floors. What a stressful time.
Jenny putting another coat of paint on.
Moving Day! We moved in on July 30th. The house was not yet done but close enough. All the floors were done and a lot of the painting was done. Here are John and Nuyanne putting up blinds.
Once the matte finish went on we loved the floors. What a stressful time. Jenny putting another coat of paint on. Moving Day! We moved in on July 30th. The house was not yet done but close enough. All the floors were done and a lot of the painting was done. Here are John and Nuyanne putting up blinds.

Here is Lynda in the kitchen. Still no counter, sink or walls but this will be done in short order.
Lynn bringing in our old counter top to put on for now.
Jenny putting up shelves in the closet.
Here is Lynda in the kitchen. Still no counter, sink or walls but this will be done in short order. Lynn bringing in our old counter top to put on for now. Jenny putting up shelves in the closet.

Jenny after finishing the painting in the office.
Our office
The spare room.
Jenny after finishing the painting in the office. Our office The spare room.

The master bedroom
The bathroom. It's hard to take a good picture of the bathroom.
Our new sink, counter and tiles. No grout on the tiles yet.
The master bedroom The bathroom. It's hard to take a good picture of the bathroom. Our new sink, counter and tiles. No grout on the tiles yet.

We decided to move the dragonfly tile from one spot to another. When we took one tile off, we ended up taking most of the plaster off with it.
So, we had to mud it up so that we could put in the dragonfly tile.
The cat on the counter.
We decided to move the dragonfly tile from one spot to another. When we took one tile off, we ended up taking most of the plaster off with it. So, we had to mud it up so that we could put in the dragonfly tile. The cat on the counter.

The new kitchen tile and sink. Check out thos cupboard doors! Thanks Mom!
The new placement of the dragonfly tile.
Our living room.
The new kitchen tile and sink. Check out thos cupboard doors! Thanks Mom! The new placement of the dragonfly tile. Our living room.

Another shot of our living room.
Our laundry/utility room. That dryer vent has to be replaced at some point..
The pony panel is all wired up as well as all of the low voltage cables. Our network hub is here too.
Another shot of our living room. Our laundry/utility room. That dryer vent has to be replaced at some point.. The pony panel is all wired up as well as all of the low voltage cables. Our network hub is here too.

Building an arch was a lot of fun. Karl and I had a good challenge building this.
We built the frame by tracing out the shape from another arch.
To get the rounded drywall, we just sprayed it with water and bent it into shape.
Building an arch was a lot of fun. Karl and I had a good challenge building this. We built the frame by tracing out the shape from another arch. To get the rounded drywall, we just sprayed it with water and bent it into shape.

Another picture of our arch.
This is what it looks like after a lot of mud.
Here I am mudding a corner. More to come. Stay tuned.
Another picture of our arch. This is what it looks like after a lot of mud. Here I am mudding a corner. More to come. Stay tuned.