Tuesday, July 13, 2010

So much for the rest from projects

So we had decided that we are going to take a break for a while from projects. Let's see how that worked out. Our Sunday school class was trying to decide where to have a class get together with room for kids and bounce houses. We offered ours since we have plenty of room inside and out along with the pool. Obviously this means we need to cram in some projects or it wouldn't be a get together at our house.

We have been wanting to work on updating our "big room" with new paint, some new light fixtures and ceiling fans, and a new tile floor. For this round we will be painting the walls and installing new ceiling fans. The problem is that two walls had a bad case of painted wallpaper and the easiest way to fix it is going to be replacing the drywall.

By doing this we have exposed the plumbing from the kitchen sink and this is the ideal time to fix a couple of other issues we have been wanting to address. The first one is that the sink drain is angled through two cabinets and by doing so wastes a lot of space. We will be replumbing this to flow straight back, which will also make it much easier down the road when we decide to update the kitchen.

The second involves the condensation drain from one of our central air units. The former owner was a creative do it yourselfer (?) and had the water draining to an auto pump that pushed it through a hose, into the attic, and out the side of our house. Not the prettiest solution or the most comforting, especially with the age of the unit and the fact that he is using the light fixture as a mount for the hose.

So, not an extremely exciting summer post, but now you know what our time will be consumed with.

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