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The Lead Up To Some Major Upgrades

Jul 24, 2007 |  by  |  Craftsman Archives  |  Share

I’ve found that taking some time off now and then from home improvement projects gives me a chance to regroup and refocus. So when I do come back I’m ready to hit it hard and scratch some of the items off my never ending list of things to do. This was the case this past weekend when I went camping and canoing with a buddy of mine up in Northern Michigan. After returning home and checking my phone messages, I found out my new custom fit storm windows had arrived at Lowes. Very cool. So this weekend I’ll be swapping out the four old windows in the sunroom and replacing them with the new. The current ones are horrendous. No screens and two of them can’t be opened at all without having the entire pane of glass fall out. Even closed, I have to have a screw wedged in between the window and the window frame to keep it from crashing to the floor. As if anything else could really make a difference, they’re all grimy and filthy – dirt, bugs and other unidentified matter fills the cracks and crevices.

I will thoroughly enjoy putting these windows to rest.

In the meantime, I have to finish building a wooden swingset for my daughter. Should be able to get it done in the next couple days. I think I’m going to dress it up a bit too. Throw on some dark stain to match the trim on the shed.

Finally, it’s been confirmed. August 20 is the install date for our new fence. Nothing fancy, just your standard 6′ dog ear pickets that eventually we’ll stain dark walnut like everything else. It’s only supposed to take a couple days to install but I’ll take photos of the progress as well as the completed fence. To finally have some outdoor privacy will be wonderful and may be the catalyst to us getting our first dog…we’ll see.

Some interesting updates are just around the corner – so stay tuned.