One project that needed doing was the addition of a door to one of the barns. We need to begin hauling "stuff" up from Ohio, and the last thing we want to be doing is re-cluttering the de-cluttered house. About a month ago I went up on a solo trip, and I built a door for the smaller barn from materials we had lying around. With some hinges and hardware thrown in from trip to the ACE Hardware store in Rogers City, a day of work and about $30 has us a workable door.
Here's the completed project. It's a little hard on the eyes right now, but when the weather warms up it'll be getting a good coat of paint.
Also on this trip I took down all of the wood valances over the windows. They just made it way too dark looking, and what a difference after they were down! Take a look.
|Kitchen Window - Before|
|Living Room Window 1 - Before|
|Living Room Window 2 - Before|
Here's what the valances looked like after removal...
|Dave & Shelly|
|Melanie, Shelly, and Bob|
So, that's it for this installment. I'll try to be quicker posting on future trips. It's a busy time for us right now, with trying to sell the house, getting Kyle finished with high school, my starting a new job at work, getting Kyle ready to go into college, planning for graduation parties in Ohio and in Michigan, working on Shangri La to get it ready for moving in, and ultimately the BIG MOVE.
Our oldest son Mike and I are planning a trip up in a few weeks. We're hoping to get most of the basement cleared out, with the majority of the "stuff" going into the newly secured small barn. Talk to you all soon!