Let’s fall back to fall

You don’t really want to hear me complain about snow and cold, so come on a little trip with me to fall.  Last fall.  A few months ago when the weather was perfect, the trees were pretty and the Mazon/McKay Compound was getting a facelift.

Steve and Josh spent most of 2 months putting new siding on all of the older parts of the house to match the siding on our new attached studio.

Here are some photos of the job in progress, with captions below each photo:

some of the barn boards rotted in the dirt.  Steve ran a sheet of aluminum between the boards and the insulation, but put it in deep in the ground to touch the foundation stones.  (yes, stones.  the oldest part of the house is over 100 yrs, it was an old carriage shed)

That bay window almost got replaced, but maybe next year.   And maybe next year he will take out the huge maple tree stump.

A new window in the downstairs bedroom.  The old one was… well… awful.

Of course they don’t make windows the right size of what was needed.  So they filled in the hole above the new window.  It came out just fine.

Josh painted every inch of the new siding himself.  He also did all the caulking and trim work.  He was a huge help to Steve.  We never would be done without his work.

Here it is done, from the street.  This is the front.  The bay window is our living room.  Left side addition is our old studio and will eventually be our bedroom.  Right side addition is our new studio.

Another view of the front.  See that “door to nowhere” as my friend calls it?  That is our bedroom.

The back side almost done.  Steve also put a siding panel in front of the garage door so it all matches too.  Makes the studio much warmer and quieter to have that extra insulation and siding over the door.

And the last job was to put up new screen doors on all the doors.  I could barely watch this operation on our bedroom door!

Can’t forget to show you a few cows….

And this was our first snow….. way back in October.

geesh, no wonder I am tired of snow already!  And we have 3 more months of it to go!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. freda1951
    Dec 30, 2009 @ 21:50:09

    The house looks great Gayle. Glad Steve had some good help on that project. We had a sprinkling of snow this morning but it is all gone now.


  2. Vicki W
    Dec 30, 2009 @ 21:58:13

    It’s all shiny and new!


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