This is how the kitchen was set up when we first moved here in 1984. The hook up for the gas stove was beside the doorway leading into the dining room.
Back door leads into a sort of woodshed. It was cold!
There were no cupboards along the north wall on the left side of the pic.
Our new microwave sits on a 3 drawer dresser in front of the full size north window. We later put in cupboards all along this wall and made the window smaller and put the sink in front of it.
It's 2007 as I write this, and we are still using this same microwave.
In 1984 the sink backed onto the wall shared by the basement steps as you can see by the brown door.The white door in the far background is our front door.
Our kitchen table and chairs were in this corner until we put on an addition at the back of the house in 1991. The window in this pic no longer exists because the wall became an interior wall after the renovation. The back door is to the left.
Insulation and siding added to east side of house May/03
Old interior cedar door. Aluminum storm door has been removed.
Decorative screen door and insulated metal door installed
This light has not functioned for some time. It will be coming down.
Starting removal of east section of planter to make way for flagstone patio
First steps in clearing area for installation of flagstone patio.
Trees have been removed
Old railway ties removed.
Removing old soil.
Planter partially removed. Basement window in background will be covered over.
Joey driving Bobcat
Mike disposing of those nasty footings,lol. Try as he might, he just couldn't break them up with a sledge hammer. Joey took care of them with the Bobcat!
Joey loading cement pieces onto our truck
Work starts on patio
Screening down, ready for cement
Cement truck arrives
Cement is mixing
Pouring and spreading cement
Cement base all poured
Cement base poured and curing
First half of flagstones set in place
Stonework done..new skirting needed on porch
View of south side
First planter for new deck...a large chrysanthemum.
Smaller mums placed on south steps
Shrub rose called "Home Run" to be planted beside south door
January 31 2008
Energy efficiency testing.
A second test will be done within 18 months for comparison after insulation and siding are installed on south side of house, new windows are added and other improvements.
February 14 2008
Work has started on installing 3 new windows and adding vinyl siding to the south side of the house.
One new bedroom window added.
All second storey windows have now been replaced.
Strapping on south side
February 14 2008
Insulation added Feb.15 2008
Wrap installed over insulation and start of siding
February 26 2008
New umbrella and patio set added to flagstone patio. Rose bush is in a temporary container until stone planter along house is finished. Flagstones will be coated with a sealer after a couple small repairs are done to the grout work.
Mike working on building new planter around house.
Close up of new stones used to replace old ones of previous planter wall
Planter along front of house. We added 3 yew trees and red geraniums.