Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Basement update

This past weekend was very busy.My hubby decided to work on rewiring the basement.We pulled old wires and put new ones in.He made a lot of new outlets(always needed) My teenage son helped with putting up some insulation.i am hoping we can start closing up some walls and then start the fun stuff!!!!! I love to paint so I am anxious!!!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Electric!!!(still working on it!!!!)

Sunday our electrician cancelled and my hubby and I decided we need to wrap this up.So,we started opening walls and added 3 new outlets and a light in our closet by ourselves!!!!! We had two locations that didn't work out ,not a problem!!! I stopped freaking out about holes in the walls .I know they will get patched up!!!! It is so good to finally see my clothes in the closet.My side was so dark and I forgot about a lot of clothes I had because I never saw them. I hope we can go into the basement today and work on the bathroom!!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Pictures of new electric!!!!!

Here are a few pictures of our new electric!!!! I tried not to follow the electrician around with my camera but I needed some photos to show you!!!! I poked my head thru the attic opening and snapped away!!!! For me having more outlets was the exciting part!!!! I think we have one more day of the electrician coming over.i hope we will be done ,I want to continue with the bathroom and basement.We stopped everything because we had to put our funds toward the electric.The first picture is of hubby (he is the junior electrician!!!!)The last picture is our old wiring!!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Back from weekend getaway!!!!

This weekend hubby and I went to Michigan for a retreat.We had a blast!!!! I thought I would come back rested but we ended up staying up half the night( every night) that I am exhausted!!!!! i was also sorry i booked clients for us to do on Monday but that is what pays the bills!!!! Today the electrician came back and was working on our upper level switching out old wires and adding new outlets!!!! I am excited about getting an outlet on my side of the room!!!! We basically ran extension cord to extension cord and it looked so ugly!!!! My pet peeve is wires from all the "stuff" (computers,tv's ,etc.) Hopefully when we are all done the rooms will look tidier!!!! I tried to sneak a few photos while they were working but I did not want to explain why I was taking pictures for my blog.I will post them tomorrow!!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New electric!!!!!

It has been an exciting time around our house.We are rewiring the whole house with "new electric"!!!! So far we only had to tear apart one wall!!!! It was one we just put up in the spring.Hubby sealed it up right away.It just needs more mud and sanding and then I will repaint. We have an electrician doing the job with hubby as his apprentice.Trent is learning so much (for our next house!!!!) There is probably one more day of work next week and we should be all good!!!! This house is from 1898 and we had an outlet per room so we had extension cords running all over. This will be much safer!!! Also they will add outlets outside and more lighting.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A good nights sleep!!!!!

Lately I have been super tired!!!We have been doing a lot of projects so I thought that my back hurting was due to over working.Every morning I woke up with a lower back ache.My husband starting complaining as well!!! Well we finally bought new mattresses for our bed!! Yeah!!!! They are Verlo pillow top and all I can say is that I LOVE THEM!!!!!! I finally have had a good nights sleep.

Basement walls

These are photos of the basement walls.We are studding to add dry wall.I put waterproofing cement on the brick in certain spots that had moisture and some just in case.I need to do a little more before we insulate and run more electric .