Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Feels like I have not written anything in a long time. Things have been pretty crazy lately. My sister-in-law and her family came to Cleveland for a surprise visit (they live in Colorado), I got a huge job rejection, construction started on our house and I'm leaving tomorrow morning for Tampa. One of my good friends GOT a job there - hooray! I will be accompanying her and one very tightly packed Saturn on the 18 hour(?)drive. I'll be flying back on Sunday - hopefully with a tan and lots of pictures.

Anyways, I've been meaning to post for days about our home in Old Brooklyn. We live in the upstairs apartment. There is barely any paint left on the siding and the front and back porches are falling down. Looks like a great place to live, doesn't it? Well, the apartments are huge and in very good shape (really!) and it's a nice street to live on. So, it came time for us to get the outside looking good too.

We worked on getting the funding and the contractor together for months. It FINALLY got under way last week. Both the front and back porches torn will be torn down and rebuilt plus other misc work will be done to spruce teh joint up.

The back porch was torn down first. Here are a few photos.

day 1 - demo

day 4 - working on 2nd floor


Sourire11 said...

that's quite a project!!!! I'm sure it will look wonderful when you're done.

Have fun in florida!

lucette said...

I had that same back porch on my house although it's not a double. We took off the upstairs but not the downstairs one.

James Reynolds said...

Thanks for the post! I've been remodeling much of my house over the past year and I'm just now about to start the basement. Unfortunately, my basement is prone to flooding, and I have no idea how to go about fixing this issue so I've been looking into professional basement waterproofing in Cleveland.