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    Been a while but I thought I'd check in. I...

    Been a while but I thought I'd check in. I started this thread many years ago and I'm getting ready to start renovation #2 on the house. It's a relatively small project (removing a wall) that will...
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    The inspector on my house walked all over the...

    The inspector on my house walked all over the roof, in the attic, etc. He missed a bunch of stuff--roof, furnace, basement, plumbing, electric...I didn't know what to look for, that's why I was...
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    Backsplash done. It took one day. Well, 2-1/2...

    Backsplash done. It took one day. Well, 2-1/2 years...but one day.
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    Your description of your new kitchen (when it's...

    Your description of your new kitchen (when it's finished) sounds lovely. Can you believe I STILL haven't done my tile backsplash?? Funny what one can get used to. I find it amazing that you will be...
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    And the interior...whew!

    And the interior...whew!
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    I think it's getting close to ending. At least...

    I think it's getting close to ending. At least the big stuff. Gotta be. There's no big stuff left to do! And I'm broke!

    Painting is done, to complement the new roof, new water heater, new HVAC,...
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    New Roof!

    I am the proud owner of a New Roof! Ridge vents, edge vents, 50-year dimensional shingles...bring on those rains!

    The old roof was in such bad shape that when they took the old shingles off, there...
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    What is the floor material now? Any chance you...

    What is the floor material now? Any chance you could salvage it, or is there an original wood floor underneath?

    Glass tile backsplash will reflect light. I still have not done my backsplash!

    I...
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    NYBiker--has the condo board made their decision...

    NYBiker--has the condo board made their decision yet, or is it still too soon?

    Nice, Irulan.
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    Hey, I called the insurance company and they said...

    Hey, I called the insurance company and they said there was alot of damage from that storm and they will send an adjuster out as soon as possible. I would think that I would at least get my ceiling...
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    Thanks, Tucker. I think I'll call them. The...

    Thanks, Tucker. I think I'll call them. The Governor did declare a state of emergency and all. I'll let you know what they say.

    :)
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    My roof is fairly old. I doubt the insurance...

    My roof is fairly old. I doubt the insurance company would agree that the issue is a new condition (even though it hadn't leaked before the last rain storm, which was really bad in Virginia). I just...
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    Well, in theory it's working. But I haven't fired...

    Well, in theory it's working. But I haven't fired it up yet because it's not cold enough. If it's warm outside, the chimney doesn't draft like it should and the house gets smokey.

    That Salvation...
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    Best of luck with the request, NYB! As if...

    Best of luck with the request, NYB! As if renovations and repairs aren't enough hassle...and then you have to deal with third parties. Ugh.

    I LOVE my little house, despite the niggling issues...
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    Just a quick update. Painted the kitchen, but...

    Just a quick update.
    Painted the kitchen, but still need to do the glass tile backsplash. Got rugs, which inspired the paint color. A floating shelf...And a sofa!

    I've been here a year; this is...
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    ...or Design Within Reach...(which is not in...

    ...or Design Within Reach...(which is not in reach for me!)
    ;)
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    Thanks. It's a very calm space and I love being...

    Thanks. It's a very calm space and I love being there. It just makes the whole house so livable, which is important in a little house. I still have all sorts of projects to do, but they are much...
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    The counters have been replaced with new ones...

    The counters have been replaced with new ones that aren't cracked, and I paid the contractor his last check, so I guess that means it's done...I still have to do the backsplash, though.

    I learned...
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    I've been on vacation, but I'm back, and it's...

    I've been on vacation, but I'm back, and it's almost done, really! I'll post some photos soon. While I was away, the contractor installed the counters. BUT he has to redo them because the concrete...
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    Thanks, y'all. I love my red kettle (and all OXO...

    Thanks, y'all. I love my red kettle (and all OXO kitchen gadgets!) and was delighted to pull it out of my storage shed last week. It was like seeing a long-lost friend. I have a microwave/convection...
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    A bit more progress

    Outlet has been moved, panel will be replaced today, and pendant lights are up. Countertops next week.
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    Some folks would not mind the outlet in its...

    Some folks would not mind the outlet in its current location, but aesthetics are important to me so the outlet is moving. We worked out a solution and the outlet will be on the end of the peninsula...
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    Yeah, I've had a zit in the middle of my purty...

    Yeah, I've had a zit in the middle of my purty forehead too many times in my life!

    Redhodie, thanks for that link to the switchplate-o-rama place. That would be the simplest solution. The counter...
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    Talked to the GC this morning. He tried the old...

    Talked to the GC this morning. He tried the old "that's the ONLY place it would work" argument. Not buying it. I told him that there is a better solution, we just have to find it. I'm disappointed...
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    Idiots!

    Can you believe...the electrian put the outlet RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of the bamboo panels. The plans called for the outlet to be on the end of the peninsula, so they have no excuse. The GC should have...
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