Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Been a while

There are lots of things going on at the Money Pit lately.

Painting - Momma got a new toy! It's a Wagner Paint Crew Plus Paint Sprayer #515010. It's my early Christmas present. Plus a must have for the amount of painting I will be doing before the snow flies.
  • As much of our house's exterior as possible with the paint I have on hand
  • My parent's house's exterior (future "Our" house)
  • A couple interior ceilings
  • Finish the trim for the bathroom the easy way!

We created a very nice outdoor eating area on the side porch. I would love this to be a 3 season enclosed porch, but I don't think that's going to happen now. We will paint & re-screen before the white stuff & we are going to use corrugated plastic to cover the windy end to keep the snow & wind off the porch over winter. It may not be the prettiest option, but it's the cheapest/best option at this point. If we get the screen up we'll be able to use it for all the warm days!

More of that painting, but this we me using a paint brush on a very tall wobbly ladder. It needs touch-ups before we screen, but it's not bad!

Boy do we have ugly gutters. It's a next year project, we're going to go around the corner from here. It never made sense that they didn't.

The hot tub! It's not frugal, but it's fun! It was also FREE (so sort of frugal, definitely cheap), except for the wiring, circuits, chemicals, and replacement for broken part... But $160 is not bad for a 400 gallon hot tub (oh yeah & 3 beers for the guys who helped move it).

Friday, August 1, 2008

Lumber Liquidators Overstock Sale

Bellawood Brazilian Cherry for $2.99 a square foot... nice.

Lumber Liquidators