June 2009

New Old Front Door

by Josh on June 24, 2009 · 4 comments

in Journal

The contractor who is helping me with my bedroom project came to the job with the usual tools and materials.  But he brought something else that first day, too: an old mission oak front door that had failed to sell at his yard sale.  He offered it to me for free. The door needs some […]

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Bedroom Update: In Pictures

by Josh on June 19, 2009 · 5 comments

in Bedroom,Projects

My last couple posts have lacked pictures, but I finally took the camera around and captured a few images of the progress up in the bedroom. This first photo shows the partially-stripped door into the bedroom and the newly relocated doorframe for the closet.  The radiator at the bottom of the image is sitting partially […]

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As scheduled, my construction contractor arrived on Monday morning with his assistant to finish up the framing in my bedroom project.  While they relocated a door frame and furred out rafters, I hauled away demolition material and kept my kids out of trouble. After a few hours, the framing was finished and the room was […]

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Getting Back To Reality

by Josh on June 9, 2009 · 5 comments

in Bedroom,Ideas,Projects

Reality.  We can waste a lot of time and energy trying to avoid it, but eventually, unfailingly, reality catches up with us. So what’s the reality that I’ve been trying to avoid?  Simply this: my upstairs bedroom project will not be finished by the end of the summer if I insist on doing the work […]

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