Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Septic Tank

The original plan was to use the exisiting septic tank and add an additional tank containing a pump to disperse liquids to the leach field on the other side of the house.  However, the old tank started crumbling upon excavation.  A new 1,250 gallon three compartment tank was put into place as a result.  Ultimately this will provide us with more space to park vehicles.

Finally Digging

After over a year, we've finally got the go ahead to start work on the septic system.  Here's Bob digging the new leach field.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Living Room, Before Painting

Here's the living room before painting. It was several shades of light mint green. We thought that with the wood floors that another shade of green would complement it well. We went with "La Fonda" green from Lowes. We just happened to have a gallon already at the house. Painting of the living room is now complete and "after" pictures will follow shortly.

The Kitchen, Before Painting

Thursday, December 22, 2011


What do you think? Is this worth $43k? Eppraisal.com values our house at $166k. The insurance company says that the rebuild cost would be $139k. It sure needs a ton of worth but I think we got a good deal. Time will tell.