Dahlia House

Dahlia House
Taken in August 2013

Friday, July 08, 2011

   The time has just flown by recently, I cannot believe it is July already.  We took a few weeks off for a road trip in June, but no more traveling until the fall.  Too much to do!

    The bathroom upstairs is complete except for the floor and some trim, and we will get to that soon.  We had some insulation done and had to take everything out of the attic and it is all stored in the bathroom for now.  We need to build a new floor in the attic so we can put everything back up. In the meantime I have been going thru all the boxes and totes and getting rid of a lot of Holiday stuff we do not need, so there will be much less going back up there.  We also had the outside wall of one of the bedrooms upstairs insulated and also the crawl space under the house.  I have a feeling it will be a lot warmer this winter!  Yea!

   Outside we have been working in the garden and also working to enlarge the firepit area.  We put more gravel there and started putting the bricks around the edge.

  The girls and their families were all down over the 4th of July weekend and helped us do some jobs in the yard.  Jahn got the rest of the bricks in around the firepit.  It sure looks nice.  Adam helped us clean out the woodpile area and later we will get some fill dirt and more gravel in there to finish it off. Hope to make it a new parking area.
   We were also given a hot tub by one of Brian's cousins and the kids helped us move it onto the patio.  Now we need to figure out how to get it plumbed and wired in so we can use it!  Will be nice to have a warm tub to soak in.

   Brian started working on restoring the front door.  We were looking at buying a new to us "old" one, but the cost is way too much so will just see if we can save this one.  So far he got the hardware off and we have cleaned it up, looks better already. We also finished a lot of the interior doors downstairs.  They all required a lot of scraping, sanding and refinishing, but the time spent was well worth it. You can see some of the pictures on the website.  http://www.dahliahouse.com/