Front of the house
Those white and red awnings are metal, and really do a great job keeping
light from coming in to the house. You can still see the "Sale Pending"
sign up at this point - it was up for quite a while.
Before any changes
Here is the termite company covering the house with a big tent
so they can fill it with anti-termite poison.
Now the metal awnings have been removed, you can see what a nice open
space that will be.
Now the old windows are gone, too. The new ones should be in
around day 13.
You can see where they're getting ready to rip out the weird bonus
door that goes to the furnace/hot water heater.
The bonus door is gone! Getting ready to stucco over the hole.
One of the new front windows has been put in. You can't see the
other front window,
but it's covered in plywood anyhow.
Now both front windows are in! And with the patio glass in the
living room, you can see
right through to the back wall of the patio. Admire the giant
pile of old carpet that the floor
guy took out.
The floor guy came and took away the carpet that he ripped out.
Other than that
the only change is Zoe is visiting.
Whoa, the chimney and other outside brick are gone! We had the
stucco guys cover
them up. Otherwise we'd have had to live with maroon, or have
had to put three coats of
some other color on top of the brick.
We are still waiting for the stucco to dry so they can paint, but you
can see it has
dried quite a bit already. They put another coat on since the
last picture, too.
Today the painters went around and painted the bare stucco blue.
This is not the blue we want
for the final house color! It's just primer. I kept telling
myself that. The neighbors were walking by
with their jaws hanging open.
Here's the final blue! Not quite done yet though.