When my wife and I bought our home nearly 40 years ago, the worst thing we had to worry about was a childish prank. That is no longer the case though. We don’t even know all of our neighbors like we did years ago. We do know our immediate neighbors, but so many others have moved or passed away, and younger people have moved into their homes. I realized that times are changing, and we needed to change as well. That is the reason why we wanted to have an ADT home security system installed.
When we knew our neighbors, we were not concerned about anything other than having a good time with them. Now though, it is all different. We see young people going to these houses on our street at all times of the day and night. Continue reading
Just recently, I purchased a log cabin in the mountains and it is kind of a dream I have had for a long time. It is really a picturesque area and I am glad that I was able to purchase some property there. The only problem that I see is that it is pretty rural and so I don’t know how I am going to get an internet connection there. I want to check with Hughesnet internet to see if I can get a satellite internet connection for the cabin. I know it is in the mountains and such, but I don’t think that would be a problem for a satellite connection. It is not like it is in a valley, or anything like that which would block the signal from being received.
So I feel pretty confident I will be able to get that type of internet connection at my new cabin. I am excited to take the family camping there. But a problem I have is that I am not going to be able to convince the whole family to come on the vacation if I do not have an internet connection there. Continue reading
I tried growing a garden for the first time since I was a child this year, and did not do as well as I would have liked. I am hoping to purchase some equipment and supplies to do a more proper job at making a garden next year. I am afraid that I did not put enough time and preparation into planning my garden. Despite some failures, I did manage to get several things to grow well this year, and for that, I was very proud.
I need to buy the equipment to set up a proper field in order to plant my garden in next year. I guess that I need to buy a plow attachment for my tractor. I will also need to buy some fertilizer and manure or compost of some sort. I guess I should read up on the benefits of different types of compost. Continue reading
I am partially retired now. I hardly ever go into the office, but I do spend a bit of time working from home. There are a number of clients who just do not like the people who do my old job full time, so I am still taking care of their accounts. Mostly I have become a far more avid gardener. We have close to two and one half acres of land and a very small pond that can not be much over one fifth or even one sixth of an acre. I have gotten some chickens and a goat who takes care of the weeding for me and some times the neighbors as well.
Right now I am planning for the fall. I have some broad beans or fava beans to grow, along with onions and garlic. I want to build some cold boxes to plant some flowers which can be transplanted next spring as early as possible though. Continue reading
Marie and I just moved to our own place a bit North of the city. It is outside of the city limits and about 20 minutes from my office. For Marie it is actually only ten minutes to her job and she loves being out of the city. The place was foreclosed on and we got a great deal on a house sitting on right at three and a half acres. Already we are thinking about raising chickens and we have found some coop plans at http://backyard-ideas.org. A friend of mine loaned me his tractor and all of the stuff I need to clear out the overgrown brush which used to be a pasture and a big cornfield. He is a bit old and he no longer uses the tractor, so he does not mind at all. We are thinking about how much we can manage.
When we were first looking for home, our goal was to find a home that needed to have a little bit of repair work done, maybe not spend a ton of money on the house itself, but little by little over the course of the years do repairs the home so that once the word finished our house would be a place that everyone would be proud of. We purchase a house here in Liverpool, that met the specifications. Little by little we have been doing repair work on the home, and now we have just applied block paving liverpool products to the driveway, as the finishing touch to our home repair job.
When we purchased our home, the very first thing that we did is we started remodeling the living room. We figured that since this is the room that we would be spending the majority of our time in, and since this was the room that guest would see first we would make that room look nice. Then we moved on to the bathrooms. The next year once we have a little bit more money saved we did a complete remodel to the kitchen. Finally we directed our attention to the three bedrooms that are in the house.
Once we had the inside the way that we wanted, and we felt comfortable with it we started to focus our attention on the exterior of our home. There was some major work that needed to be done to the brick façade of the house. Also the lawn itself was a disaster. After we finished with the landscaping, he moved on to the project that we just completed this week, paving the dirt road that led up to our house and putting nice block paving down.
Now, more than six years after we first moved into this house both my wife and I can say with confidence that it is a place that we are proud of.
Annie and I have finally found our first home, a two bedroom home about 30 minutes from downtown. It is a foreclosure and the bank really seems to have neglected it for quite some time. Since it sat in a rather isolated area there has been a little vandalism and also so pilferage. I am going to have to get new Replacement kitchen doors to replace the ones which some person has stolen while the place sat vacant. I suppose they did renovations and liked the cabinets in this rather old farmhouse.
It appears that the old doors were made of heavy oak, something which would be very expensive to buy new.
I was fortunate to have found something which was easy to install and looked quite handsome in the kitchen. Of course the appliances are ancient and we shall have to replace them one we can afford it. We got a great deal on the property, which includes around 3.5 acres and a small pond which must be just under half of an acre in size. There was even a rowboat left behind, but when I pushed it out on the water it leaked far more than I liked. There are fruit trees as well, two apple trees, a peach tree and a pear tree. I have no idea how to take care of them and it looks as though the pear tree shall have to be culled. I am a bit daunted by the prospect of keeping up such a large piece of property, especially since there is so much work to be done on the interior and exterior of the house itself. The place needs to either be painted or vinyl siding should be installed. I am going to look into the cost of the vinyl siding, since that is something which will not require as much maintainence.