Category Archives: Reno

Another boring and costly progress update

When we had the positive pressure system installed we found out our circuit board was asbestos. I have a list as long as my arm on electrical things we want to update, a lot of them are new installs which means new … Continue reading

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Mouldy McMoulderson

This is a long and boring story so stop reading right now. Back when I was removing the carpet to prepare for the floorboard install, and found mould, it started a roller coaster of money sucking events. It started with me … Continue reading

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I desperately need to look at something pretty so let’s take a look at the floorboards and what they looked like before we put all our junk on it. It wasn’t only for aesthetic reasons we tore up the carpet … Continue reading

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Bye bye carpet

I’ve been logging all that carpet and underlay back to our unit in our car, roll by roll, because we have free “large household garbage” pickup in our current council but not in the council where the house is located. Cheapskates? … Continue reading

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Cork it – The final chapter

Or IS IT?! (Insert Jaws sound bite here) We certainly hope this is the last of it. We’ve tag-teamed the cork since Saturday and we think we finally got it licked. The Banker went back last night to finish off the last of … Continue reading

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Cork it – Part 2

So the last on the cork situation was that Saturday evening I poured mineral turps in eight holes that I carved out of the cork. Then I left that to soak overnight. Came back Sunday morning, PRAYING that I’d be … Continue reading

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Carpet: 0 – Anna: 5

And it’s a win for the ladies lady! Removed the last of the carpet yesterday. I was too tired to even speak when I came home last night so I just didn’t have it in me to update. But the … Continue reading

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Carpet: 1 – Anna: 4

I’m winning the carpet wars. Big work day today and I got a lot done. Not everything I wanted to, but I ran out of body towards the end and decided I wanted to go home so I could see … Continue reading

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Cork it

So my study have these cork tiles glued to the floor and apparently they warp with time so floor man told me they needed to go before he comes in to install the floorboards. I tried removing some right then and … Continue reading

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Warm and fuzzy

But not good warm and fuzzy. Bad warm and fuzzy. Very bad fuzzy stuff actually – mould. I found mould when I tore in to the carpet. We already knew there were moisture under the house and we were attending … Continue reading

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