Weekend Of 10/18/08 Update

October 23, 2008 – 7:16 pm

Bri and I wrote down a huge list of stuff we would have liked to get done. Turns out, our jobs were more time consuming than once thought. Here’s the list:

  • Knock down club house
  • Knock down lamp posts
  • Take down dead pine tree
  • Clean roof over front porch
  • Paint front porch posts
  • Kitchen floor (all day + job)
  • Tape up house
  • 2nd coat of spackle
  • Fix gutters
  • Clean gutters
  • Take Dorsey off of Craigslist
  • Clean front porch

Turns out, the front porch had metal around the posts so we baught paint for nothing. Uncle George had also taken down the dead pine tree. I took Dorsey (the incomplete house) off of Craigslist.

Stacy was awesome and had a few of her friends come over to help. I started the day out by touching up the deck. Brian begain cleaning the roof of the porch.

Date Started: Oct 18, 2008
Estimated Time: 4 hours
Actual Time: 6 hours
Players Involved: Brian, Robbie, Steve
Status Of This Project: Completed

Stacy had some of her friends come over to help out. Robbie was also there. Steve and Robbie mostly worked on dismantling more of the club house. Pretty impressive. I got Stacy and Megan to help me cleaning the front porch. There was a dead bird on the porch that we needed to dispose of first, though. Sad.

Date Started: Oct 18, 2008
Estimated Time: 6 hours
Actual Time: 6 hours
Players Involved: Megan, Stacy, Me
Status Of This Project: Completed

I was also feeling motivational and cleaned the two windows to the little garage.

Robbie and Brian also walked around the entire house and cleaned out all the gutters. Bri also did the garage gutters. Very important now that fall is here.

Brian also cleaned off the shed so it’s ready to go.

We got a lot done that day. This Saturday might be raining so we might tape up and spackle and do indoor stuff. If it turns out to be nice, we’ll try to start taking down the lamp posts, break up the concrete, and continue demolishing the club house.


Weekend Of 10/11/08 Update

October 13, 2008 – 10:17 am

The two major things we set out to do were finish staining the deck and the roof.

Uncle George, George, and a guy named Crow were there ass early in the morning ripping off Dad’s roof. As it turns out, none of the water seeped into the wood and stayed there so the sky light was able to be saved.

Progress on Dad’s roof:

Date Started: Oct 11, 2008
Estimated Time: 3 Days
Actual Time: 1 Day
Players Involved: Uncle George, Robbie, Crow, George
Status Of This Project: Completed (we saved the skylight!)

Stacy, Brian, and I also finished staining the deck while the guys worked on the roof. Mom also came and emptied the trash cans in the dumpster we got.

Progress on Dumpster IV:

Date Started: Oct 11, 2008
Estimated Time: 2 weeks
Actual Time: TBD
Players Involved: Uncle George, me, Brian, Stacy, Crow, George, Mom
Status Of This Project: In Progress (need to clean out more stuff & finish taking down club house)

Progress on the deck:

Date Started: Aug 30, 2008
Estimated Time: 6 weeks
Actual Time: around 6 weeks
Players Involved: Brian, Stacy, me, Curtis, Crow, Uncle George
Status Of This Project: Completed (light touch ups might be needed)

Robbie and crow also started to dismantle the club house. We got pretty far. Youtube videos to come!

Clubhouse dismantle:

Date Started: Oct 11, 2008
Estimated Time: 2 weeks
Actual Time: TBD
Players Involved: Uncle George, George, Dave, Robbie, Crow
Status Of This Project: In Progress (took down about 1/4 so far)


Weekend Of 10/4/08 Update

October 7, 2008 – 8:57 am

We came into this weekend with the following goals:

  • finish going through the inside bins
  • paint or stain deck
  • get into Dad’s safety deposit box
  • take pictures of the incomplete house
  • clean up the garage a bit

This particular weekend it was just Uncle George, Brian, and I. Bri and I first thing tried to find Dad’s safety deposit box so we went to the bank across the street. They said we had to be listed on the safety deposit box and there was nothing they could do. They actually did verify that Dad did not have a safety deposit box there. It’s up to the lawyer to sort it all out now.

We took pictures of the incomplete house in Annapolis. I will be putting it up on Craigslist.

When we got back to the house, Uncle George was playing around with the Corvette. Then they went to Home Depot to get the deck stain. They did that all day.

Since we couldn’t find the paint brushes we originally saw someplace, I couldn’t help them stain. I decided to go through the rest of the bins inside.

I also started to tape around the wood trim and things so we can paint.

We did get a lot done this weekend.

Progress on deck:

Date Started: Aug 30, 2008
Estimated Time: 6 weeks
Actual Time: TBD
Players Involved: Brian, Stacy, me, Curtis, Uncle George
Status Of This Project: In Progress (we’re in the process of staining it, 10 gallons wasn’t enough!)

Apparently I didn’t close out an action item!

Progress on ditching the old boats:

Date Started: Aug 16, 2008
Estimated Time: 6 weeks
Actual Time: 2 months
Players Involved: Brian, Uncle George, me, Stacy, Patrick, James
Status Of This Project: Completed (Uncle George got rid of the other boat so everything is gone!)

This next weekend, Uncle George and the other George should be doing Dad’s roof. Brian and I will finish staining the deck.


Weekend Of 9/27/08 Update

October 7, 2008 – 8:46 am

Since we’re only working Saturday, we don’t get as much done. This weekend it was raining so it limited our options. It was also Uncle George’s birthday.

I decided to take the initiative and start cleaning out the garage.

Stacy, Brian, Uncle George, Robbie, and I worked through it. Dave also came up to get the final car!

Progress on junk yard:

Date Started: Mar 2008
Estimated Time: 6-12 months
Actual Time: 6 months
Players Involved: Brian, Curtis, me, Uncle George, people who have cars up here, neighborhood kids
Status Of This Project: Completed

After Uncle George, Stacy, and Robbie left, Bri and I did some work inside. I went through some of the boxes that we had from Dad’s room.


Weekend Of 9/20/08 Update

September 25, 2008 – 9:31 pm

Since Bri Bri and I went on vacation, my sister and others did stuff around the house.

From what I understand they:

  • finished cleaning the deck
  • finished going through the records
  • spackled the house
  • got rid of all but one vehicle that was left in the junk yard
  • got Stacy’s Corvette running
  • cleaned the bathrooms again
  • separated the Coke stuff from the flea market stuff

We used bleach and laundry detergent to clean the deck.

We had Seth over for Saturday. Robbie also helped out. Uncle George’s project was taking the trailer apart. You know, the old boat we destroyed, that trailer. Uncle George also did some landscaping to open the area up some.

Brian met with the neighbor who wanted to see the incomplete house. After Uncle George left and Bri got back, Brian, Seth, Robbie, and I tried (and eventually succeeded) in getting the tires off of the trailer.

Stacy and I did a final walk through in the pool room. We also moved all the stuff but the tools down. Everything is basically ready to go in the pool room.

We also removed the rest of the mirrors in Dad’s bathroom. That’s ready for spackling.

We ran out of ideas so Brian and Seth took down a camera while I cleaned up the mudd stuff on the porch.

Progress on camera removals:

Date Started: July 20, 2008
Estimated Time: 3 days
Actual Time: TBD
Players Involved: Me, Brian, Seth
Status Of This Project: In Progress (3/6 down, some wires still remain places, holes to clean up)

We will be painting the deck next weekend. We’ll find other stuff to do, I’m sure.

Progress on deck:

Date Started: Aug 30, 2008
Estimated Time: 6 weeks
Actual Time: TBD
Players Involved: Brian, Stacy, me, Curtis
Status Of This Project: In Progress (just paint it!)


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