Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Anna Adornment, time alotment

My wife has been feeling that I have been spending a bit too much time with my mistress. I think maybe she is right. I have not been keeping track of hours or materials and it has all caught up with me. I am now limiting myself to one hour per day. I estimate I have 25 hours to finish the first cut of polishing and 15 hours of tiny details that never get done unless you force them to get done. We go to a rally in 24 days, so I better find a bit of time here and there....

Our house was built in many stages starting in 1790. The original house is stone and can be seen on the far right of this photo, behind this balloon framed house that was moved here in 1870. There is very little insulation in the walls and there is zero sheathing. I guess you could call the tar paper behind the cement siding, sometimes referred to as asbestos siding, you could maybe, call that a vapor barrier. Well, my main project is now to remove all of that material that is on the house. Hopefully I won't be replacing any sills again. I had to when I added an addition in the past. Any way, instead of working on Anna all the time, I will be working on Lilly's Rest. No blog, just sweat equity. I will be insulating, sheathing, putting on a vapor barrier, and siding with a cement siding to match the addition. So I apologize, but the blog might get a little slow. I will try to post once a week as to what happened in the past seven hours. I will also post some bathroom and bedroom details as those one hour projects get done.

This is the yet to be polished end cap. I wanted to use it as a before for the next post. I will be polishing this area next.

I installed my five pole one inch hole flag pole holder. Rob Baker has a machinist near him make these. They are super strong due to being fabricated of such thick aluminum stock. I think they are a bargain for what he charges. There is a three pole one inch hole flag pole holder for those who do not want to shoulder the extra cost of such a quality holder, to each his own when choosing which is bolder, the three hole one inch hole flag pole holder or the five hole one inch hole flag pole holder. I feel older. Too much Doctor Suess. Anyway look up Rob (http://sweetsovereign.blogspot.com/ ) and he can get you one shipped out.

4 comments:

Tim said...

You know Frank, those five pole holders are reserved from the club president only....

;-)

Frank Yensan said...

Tim, I thought the five holes were for five poles and five poles in five holes would be flying five flags to and fro. Could anyone complain do you suppose?

crowldawg said...

Old houses, another open pit in which you throw money . I hope you make your deadlines

crowldawg said...

The old shingles did (DO) have asbestos in them .The new cement shingles don't and you break 1 for every 1 you get on the house .
Have you thought about residing the house in 2024 T (lol)