Weekend Of 7/04/09 Update

July 15, 2009 – 10:42 am

We didn’t do much this weekend, it being Fourth Of July and all. Bri and I got some stuff done on the fourth but then we had parties to go to.

The new toilets are in!

New Toilet In Half Bath

Also Dad’s ceiling got painted. It looks really good now.

Dad's Room Window Before

Dad's Room Window After

Progress on painting Dad’s ceiling:

Date Started: Jun 27, 2009
Estimated Time: 1 day
Actual Time: 1 day
Players Involved: Uncle George, Nelson
Status Of This Project: Complete

We’re also working on getting the giant safe out of there. I put it on Craigslist and got a hit within two hours!

Gun Safe

Stacy and I also went through a bunch of stuff. Her and my stuff is almost completely out.


Taking Down The Club House

June 29, 2009 – 11:54 am

We had decided about a year ago that the club house was an eye sour and we should take it down. It took several dumpsters and lots of people to help take it down.

Clubhouse dismantle:

Date Started: Oct 11, 2008
Estimated Time: 2 weeks
Actual Time: 8 months
Players Involved: Uncle George, George, Dave, Robbie, Crow, Brian, Curtis, me, Stacy, other peeps
Status Of This Project: Complete

Psyco even took the slide.

Club House

Club House

Club House

A For Awesome

Club House Gone

It took the tractor to take down the main house. It took a truck to take down the platforms and stairs.

We also took down the swings. We may have saved the two trees there since they were starting to rot.

I can’t even recognize it now with the club house gone.


Weekend Of 6/27/09 Update

June 29, 2009 – 11:44 am

Bri and I went down Tuesday and Wednesday to finish painting. Bri finished up the master closet and I finished the bathroom.

Nelson finished the floor during the week also.

Kitchen Tile Before

Kitchen Tile After

Progress on kitchen tile:

Date Started: Jun 17, 2009
Estimated Time: 2 days
Actual Time: 3 days
Players Involved: Uncle George, Nelson
Status Of This Project: Complete (tile is in, looking good)

We assembled some people Saturday and took down the rest of the club house. We also organized some stuff in the garage and took some signs out from the back.

On Sunday Brian and I went through all the tools on the pool deck. Stacy went through her stuff again and is getting a storage place to put it temporarily.

Uncle George got the phone booth out from the hallway.

Phone Booth

He’s going to try to sell it.

He also went though and removed/scrapped the car parts and stuff we had from the attic in the garage.

Stacy and I went through the signs in the basement and I took my share home. I also took the china cabinet home.

The dumpster should be picked up this week. It should be our last one.

Progress on dumpster V:

Date Started: June 16, 2009
Estimated Time: 2 weeks
Actual Time: 2 weeks
Players Involved: Uncle George, Psyco, Mr Crider, Janny, Brian
Status Of This Project: Complete

Uncle George and Nelson should be beginning to paint the master bedroom ceiling this week. Stacy should have her stuff out so we’re in pretty good shape for having the entire house cleaned out by this weekend. We can start looking for someone to come through and clean and sand the entire house floor.

As for the garage, our garage is coming along and should be done hopefully soon. We’ll be putting in the cars as soon as possible.


Weekend Of 6/20/09 Update

June 22, 2009 – 8:39 am

We got the checks from Dad’s lawyer so we could start work. Unfortunately, the stupid bank wouldn’t let Nelson cash them. He began work anyway. He pulled the refrigerator out to assess the damage. Uncle George had already pulled up the kitchen tile during the week. Turns out, the floor under the fridge was in worse shape than we thought.

Floor Under The Refrigorator

Nelson replaced the board with a new one.

Uncle George and Curtis had arrived Saturday early. They decided to move the tree that had been collapsed over. It looks much better now.

Since we got the dumpster during the week, Uncle George had already been to work cleaning out the junk we had accumulated and ripping up the kitchen tile.

When we got there, it was threatening to rain so we hurried and got the stuff from under the deck. There was a bunch of wood, shingles, and other miscellaneous stuff. We loaded all that into the dumpster.

Progress on dumpster V:

Date Started: June 16, 2009
Estimated Time: 2 weeks
Actual Time: TBD
Players Involved: Uncle George, Psyco, Mr Crider, Janny, Brian
Status Of This Project: In Progress (club house, more junk)

Wilma arrived shortly after that and we all got started on painting more of the house. I weeded out crap in the junk drawer. I then painted the master bedroom closet.

Brian and his mom did the downstairs bathroom. It looks much bigger now!

Downstairs Half Bathroom

We switched up a bit and Bri and I finished Dad’s closet together.

Progress on painting:

Date Started: January 17, 2008
Estimated Time: 2 months
Actual Time: TBD
Players Involved: Curtis, Brian, Wilma, Janny, Joe, Stacy, Kate
Status Of This Project: In Progress (touch ups, removing tape)

Sunday came around, since it was Father’s Day, Uncle George had other obligations. Stacy and I met up at Dad’s house around 10:30. I was already there weeding out stuff in Dad’s safe. We talked for a bit and went through stuff in the safe.

Stacy and I decided then to start divvying up the signs in Dad’s garage. We did it kind of like an auction where Brian chose a sign and Stacy or I (depending on who’s turn it was) chose whether or not they wanted that sign.

We both got good collections, I think. We also had a pile of signs that we both didn’t want.

Progress on getting signs down:

Date Started: Jun 6, 2009
Estimated Time: 2 days
Actual Time: TBD
Players Involved: Brian, Uncle George, Curtis, Psyco, Janny
Status Of This Project: In Progress (my signs are out, need to remove cars to get the rest out)

It’s getting there, I guess. Over the course of this week, Nelson should be done the kitchen tile. He’s buying the materials today (Monday). Him and Uncle George will be painting Dad’s ceiling. Brian said he wanted to take one or two of the coke machines home this week… not sure if that’s going to happen.

Stacy and Robbie’s job this week is to take down the club house and put it in the dumpster. Also, Stacy needs to look into storage.


Weekend Of 6/13/09 Update

June 17, 2009 – 7:57 am

Like I said before in previous post, we only got a month left. Our garage is currently being built in Rockville. I’ll be taking one of my sisters cars while Uncle George will be taking the other. Bri and I also began moving the tools we wanted into our basement temporarily until the garage is done.

I started the weekend by going through more stuff in the house. My sister started weeding through her stuff again. The guys (Uncle George, Psyco, and Brian) hit the garage, hard. They removed all the stuff from the attic up top and put it in a huge pile for the dumpster… at least the stuff we can’t use.

When I got done inside, I helped them outside in the garage. We got a lot done that day. We weeded through stuff and got rid of a bunch of trash and started a pile for the dumpster.

Dad's Work Bench Before

Dad's Work Bench After

When the attic stuff was down, Psyco and Brian started removing signs and the license plates from the rafters. With help from the car lift, it was easy for them to get up there. They also removed the Corvette hardtop.

Brian & Psyco On The Lift

Progress on getting signs down:

Date Started: June 6, 2009
Estimated Time: 2 days
Actual Time: TBD
Players Involved: Brian, Uncle George, Curtis, Psyco, Janny
Status Of This Project: In Progress (the signs behind the camero & cuda are left, also a few we can’t remove)

On Sunday we decided to hit the basement and pool room first thing. Curtis, Brian, and I put all the wood into a pile and took down the scaffling. Psyco wanted the extra wood from all the places so we loaded his truck. We also made the decision to get rid of the attic since it wouldn’t be safe. None of the boards are nailed down or anything so it’s an accident waiting to happen. We destroyed the stairs with the tractor. YouTube video:

Progress on attic:

Date Started: June 13, 2009
Estimated Time: 2 days
Actual Time: 2 days
Players Involved: Brian, Uncle George, Psyco
Status Of This Project: Completed

Stairs Before

Stairs After

Progress on garage:

Date Started: March 2008
Estimated Time: 2 years
Actual Time: TBD
Players Involved: Brian, Uncle George, Psyco, Janny, Stacy, Curtis
Status Of This Project: In Progress (most signs are down, need to put cars away, remove lifts, remove toolbox, remove other junk)

We’re also going to be getting another dumpster. We’re going to fill that up over the next weekend.

Progress on dumpster V:

Date Started: June 16, 2009
Estimated Time: 2 weeks
Actual Time: TBD
Players Involved: Uncle George, Psyco
Status Of This Project: In Progress (junk in little garage is in it, as well as all the crap… literally… of the garage)

We have a lot to do this next weekend.

Nelson will be working on:

  • Painting the basement
  • Replacing the toilets
  • Replacing the kitchen cabinet hardware
  • Tearing up and doing the kitchen floor

Next weekend we should be:

  • Filling up the dumpster more
  • Maybe dismantling the rest of the club house
  • Keep going through the house, weeding out stuff
  • Keep working on the garage

Dad’s lawyer is trying to sell the Dorsey house. We already have an offer for it!


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