A Chocolate Donut

May 12, 2008

Hello, poor neglected blog.

Filed under: family, home, home improvement, life — Wizus @ 11:35 am

Oh my!  Has it really been 4 months?  I have a lot of catching up to do!  

We have been doing a lot of work on the house and are on the final stretch.  We ended up tearing out every last piece of drywall, leaving only the studs in the house. 

It was a good decicion to be so aggresive because we found mold growing in places we didn’t even suspect would have it.  The master bedroom had such a bad moisture problem that weeds were growing in the wall!  One of the problems was a leaky pipe that went through the wall for an outside water spigot.

For some fun, see if you can spot the weeds, mold and a rusty pipe.

The walls had blown-in insulation that had settled and became rock hard from all the moisture. It was such a mess to clean out!

With all the drywall out of the way, we were able to move outlets and rewire cables very easily. Besides the mold, we found some termite damage (that the previous owner did a bad job of repairing) so we were able to replace the studs that needed it. Every stud and all the duct work was treated and cleaned for mold. The termite guys came out and treated the foundation. And now our old house is almost a brand new rebuilt one!

My new kitchen started going in this last week.

With cabinets in place we were finally able to take a trip to the granite yard to pick out counter tops. There are so many beautiful stones to choose from, it was a long 2 hours in the near 100 degree sun but it was exciting knowing that this is the last step in finishing up my favorite room.






  1. izus! It’s gorgeous! Oddly, I found even the pictures of just the studs very pretty, because there is nothing your house can hide now. Congrats, I am sure it was a lot of hard work, but it will pay off big time!

    Comment by shellssells — May 12, 2008 @ 12:25 pm

  2. I love the new cabinets and the pretty pale yellow walls! I feel for you on all the work and displacement, but like Shells, I’m sure it will pay off in a big way.

    Comment by snigsspot — May 14, 2008 @ 3:36 pm

  3. I’m sure the new kitchen will be worth it. I remember when Galen redid the kitchen in our old house over 22 years ago. Hmm, I’m thinking I need to have the doors redone on my cabinets.

    Comment by rhodaloo — May 17, 2008 @ 9:41 pm

  4. Oooh, congratulations!! So excited for you!!! Pretty!

    Comment by cmmg — May 18, 2008 @ 7:36 am

  5. Thank you so much for the kind comments!

    Comment by Wizus — June 2, 2008 @ 11:10 am

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