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Big Changes Inside -- Fini
Alright not finished. But the flooring contractor's work is done. Yesterday, Sunday, was a testament to the dedication, professionalism and work ethic of the tradespeople people we've encountered throughout this project in west Michigan. Specifically to Exp...

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Big Changes Inside -- Part Five
Had I thought ahead I probably could have come up with more clever names for these recent posts. But, obviously, I didn't. Once the floors get done titles will be better. Work today, Friday, continued on the floors. Most of the effort was spent finishing up...

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Big Changes Inside -- Part Four
Work continued on Thursday on the living room floor. Jimmy worked his way across the room from south toward north. He made it all the way across the doorway leading to the porch....and part way into the archway leading to the entry/kitchen.  Enough of the h...

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Big Changes Inside -- Part Three
Expert Flooring, in the persons of Marcel and Jimmy, spent Wednesday progressing on the flooring installation. The day's results weren't as dramatic as yesterday, but things are laid out and in place for two days of very visible changes tomorrow and Friday....

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Big Changes Inside -- Part Two
After waiting a couple days for materials to arrive the crew showed up Tuesday morning to begin installing the flooring. The first part of the day was spent hauling boxes and boxes of material from the truck into the house: Twenty boxes of Shaw VersaFit vin...

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Big Changes Inside -- Part One
There were major structural upgrades to 3283 last year. But, aside from the new addition on the north side of the building the place hasn't seen many visual changes. That is changing. I almost titled this Part 1.5 since in my last post I described the insta...

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Has It Been Three Months???
Wow! I know I've been lazy about posting to the blog. I'm sorry. And, until I opened the program to provide an update I didn't realize it had been three months since I last posted. 2014 has been a much slower year for changes to 3283 than 2013 was -- though...

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Progress -- Underfoot
Winter at 3283 has been a dormant period. Snow, cold and my desire to do more hibernating than working greatly reduced my productivity.  The snow is still here. The temperature is certainly not quite springlike. But the days are longer and there have been p...

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Ice Dams
Or probably more appropriately: Damn Ice!!! The back [east] porch at 3283 isn't heated. But we wrapped it in plastic last fall. This seems to have trapped some heat in it. Heat that escaped from the house or was generated through solar heating. The heat was...

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Quick Update
Not a lot of progress has been made lately at 3283. Mostly I've been watching it snow, moving snow out of my way and learning about winter in west Michigan. I'm told that this is far from a normal winter....so maybe Mother Nature decided to give me a "bapti...
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