Weekend Of 11/29/08 Update

December 2, 2008 – 12:00 pm

We got to Dad’s around 10 AM. Stacy was in New York this weekend so it was just Brian, Uncle George, and me.

We decided the best thing to do would be to let him go. We originally decided to let him go at Sandy Point but saw some nice woods by some water on the way. He is so cute!

Progress on racoon:

Date Started: Aug 2008
Estimated Time: 4-10 months
Actual Time: 4 months
Players Involved: Brian, Uncle George, Robbie
Status Of This Project: Completed (hopefully another racoon won’t get in the garage)

After we got back we decided to take down the lamp posts leading up to the house. Uncle George has a friend who wants to buy them so we had to be careful taking them down. The original plan was, of course, taking them down by force. Uncle George and Brian decided to use heat to melt the medal and take them down carefully.

The realtor we’re working with called around 1 after we got finished taking all the lamp posts down. We had to leave to check out some houses.

We decided to actually come down that Sunday to help with the pool room. Uncle George wanted to clean out the pool room and move the stuff so it would be easier to take to the dump. We also destroyed some tables and stuff for fire wood.

*pic before*

After we rearranged stuff in the pool room, we decided to tackle the remaining stuff in the basement. There was a big pile of stuff we had collected that goes with the house. Some of it wasn’t useable to we decided to ditch it. We also went through the big pile/room of car parts Dad had.

We got it to a decent pile size now. The rest is junk. We were very happy because we found some 1970 Barracuda parts like a dash board! We also have a lot of spare parts for my 1969 Camero Pace Car! There was also some parts for Stacy’s Corvette.

Next week, I believe, we’re going to be finishing up Marie. We’re going to install the new vanity for the basement apartment bathroom and do her kitchen floor. After that, we’ll tackle upstairs.


Weekend Of 11/22/08 Update

November 26, 2008 – 10:57 am

Early Saturday morning someone set fire to my blue Toyota Prius. Needless to say, we didn’t get much done as far as Dad’s goes.

Uncle George and a friend got the shed moved back in the back yard over Marie Ave. That’s it.

Progress on shed:

Date Started: Aug 9, 2008
Estimated Time: 2 days
Actual Time: 3 months
Players Involved: Brian, Uncle George, Curtis, Wild Bill
Status Of This Project: Completed (just need to nail in a piece of ply wood but it’s done & gone)


Weekend Of 11/15/08 Update

November 16, 2008 – 1:02 pm

This will just be a short blog posting. We didn’t really do anything around Dad’s house. When we got there Uncle George wanted to spackle up Dad’s celing (pictures later).

We instead concentrated our efforts on Marie Avenue where my Mom lives. Her place needs a lot of work to pass inspection. We basically went to Home Depot to purchase a lot of stuff to start fixing up that house. We decided to start on the basement. I won’t really post too much about this, but the list is rather long of the things they need. Possibly more updates later!


Weekend Of 11/1/08 Update

November 16, 2008 – 1:00 pm

Since we had Halloween parties to go to, we didn’t get to accomplish all that much. What we did do was impressive, though. The dumpster was taken away, first thing.

Progress on Dumpster IV:

Date Started: Oct 11, 2008
Estimated Time: 2 weeks
Actual Time: 3 weeks
Players Involved: Uncle George, me, Brian, Stacy, Crow, George, Mom
Status Of This Project: Completed (might be our last dumpster!)

Uncle George wasn’t there that weekend so it was just Brian, Stacy, Mom, and I. Brian and I decided to take down the security system (NOT BRINKS) that Dad had. It was an all day job tracing all those cords around the house. It was impressive what Dad had set up.

We went outside and took down all the cords where the one camera had been. Also, we took down the one in Dad’s room. We then took down the one in the garage. Only one camera remains.

Progress on camera removals:

Date Started: July 20, 2008
Estimated Time: 3 days
Actual Time: 3 days
Players Involved: Me, Brian, Seth
Status Of This Project: In Progress (5/6 down, one in kitchen remains)

Stacy and Mom worked on taping up more of the house.

When the day was done, Brian and I had a lot of cords and a lot of expensive camera equipment. You know, Dad had wired it through his safe and had its own power supply just in case someone turned off the electricity. It was a pretty extravagent system.

For the next weekend we wouldn’t be around. We were going to see Brian’s uncle in South Carolina.


Weekend Of 10/25/08 Update

October 29, 2008 – 9:22 pm

We set out to do what’s on the Big List but the things we really wanted to do was rip down the lamp posts, break up the concrete, and finish demolishing the club house. Since it was rainy, we coudn’t do much. Uncle George was there though.

Uncle George and Bri started out by cleaning out the rest of the shed, bleeching it, and getting it ready to go. Stacy and I spackled the house and taped up more.

During the week, Uncle George got his flea market buddy to get most of the stuff out of the pool room. It’s almost empty!

Shed:

Date Started: Aug 9, 2008
Estimated Time: 2 days
Actual Time: 3 months
Players Involved: Brian, Uncle George, Curtis
Status Of This Project: In Progress (needs to be taken to the rental property)

We decided to start seriously cleaning the garage. We worked on the back, where the shelves are.

 

We’re not sure what we’re doing this next weekend. The dumpster should be taken away early Saturday.

Date Started: Oct 11, 2008
Estimated Time: 2 weeks
Actual Time: 3 weeks
Players Involved: Uncle George, me, Brian, Stacy, Crow, George, Mom, Robbie
Status Of This Project: Completed


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