Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Whew! That part is done. Now we'll move to the back of the house and replace one bedroom window, one bathroom window and one kitchen window. Plus tear down the old siding and put up new siding. But only for what is technically the first floor, but because of the slope the house sits on, we have a full two stories above-ground. The basement level outside wall is cinder block that's been parged. And boy is it ugly! I don't even know what the original color was supposed to be, but it looks kind of off-white to tan now.
But before we can side it with the vinyl, we have to build a framed wall to attach it to, and fill between the studs with probably an insulation board. I think the wall will only be a couple inches thick, maybe 2 by 4's turned flat. So that's got to wait, according to Eddie, until we finish the "easier" part--working a full 2 stories up, over a concrete slab. Yeah, that's easier. Did I mention my fear of heights and falling?