Mein Haus

Before

During

Will there ever be an

After?


the Renovation Photo Journal

The photo journal is sorted by phase of the project rather than chronologically. Several events overlapped and I didnít want to confuse things by jumping back and forth. The work started in 1998 and is ongoing. I am in no hurry, I usually work on the house one to two hours a day Ė but sometimes not at all as I have other interests.

The vast majority of the materials used in the project were recycled, surplus, close-outs or sale items. This diligence has paid off literally, the last time I totaled the receipts it came out to less than $19,000


Currently

In September 2010 I had a serious (almost fatal) stroke and could no longer work on the house. In summer 2016 I got a deferred loan from the city through the Home Rehabilitation Program, and had a new 30 year roof put on. The 15 year roof I put on myself lasted 17 years, so I was quite pleased. A weatherization program through the Opportunity Council got me insulation in parts of the house that didn't have any, as well as weatherstripping and a better back door. I miss working on the house, but really it's 99% of what I wanted to do and I still get many complements on it.The only obvious change is the wheelchair ramp off the side of the front porch. A necessity now, built by a brother in Christ who's an engineer.


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