sunfish comes to the new house

The move to the new house is nearing completion.  All my stuff from storage  is now in the garage.


Today rehab junior and I brought the sunfish to the new house and put it on sawhorses.


My next boat task is to cut portals in the deck and get airflow through it to dry it out. Unfortunately there are tons of things to do on the house before I can even begin to do boat stuff.

I sure am excited to be in the new house.  After four years of moving around I am finally going to get my tools set up.


Bought a house!

After many last minute nasty surprises, we finally settled.on the house last friday. We resolved the insurance problem by paying almost $1000 to have the heat fixed before we bought it. If anything had gone wrong we would have just lost that money.  Something is wrong with the system when stuff like that can happen.

Sorry, forgot to take a daylight picture of the outside, but the first thing we did was spruce up the garage.
Here is before:


and here is after.


I like blue, so I picked “Ice rink blue”.  It is weird, while painting it looked white and was hard to tell where it was already painted, but it dried a pretty blue.

I had hoped to paint the floor, but the humidity was way too high relative to the temperature so that will have to be another post.  We have been working to paint and clean and the inside now looks pretty good.

The mold repair has been completed and we move in tomorrow.
Everything pretty much going to plan.

Rehab home purchase 1 week away

The move north is complete, and the new job begun.  The job is pretty intense and requiring a lot of time.  It is a software development project and CapnRehab is the software team lead.  I will try not to let the blog suffer too much, but no promises.

To make matters worse, Mr. & Mrs CapnRehab are 1 week away from purchasing a (potentially) nice home in Upper Marlboro MD.  It is a bank owned foreclosure that has sat vacant for who knows how long.

A few major issues are:

  1. The roof was installed wrong and is on its last legs
  2. The gutters filled up with leaves ages ago and most of the exterior trim is rotted.
  3. The basement has had water intrusion in 3 separate major areas, and mold was allowed to grow
  4. The A/C system is inoperable
  5. All kitchen appliances are inoperable except the fridge, which is iffy

The purchase is being complicated by the mold and broken A/C.  Get this sequence:

  1. We can’t buy the home without hazard insurance
  2. We can’t get insurance because there isn’t working heat
  3. We can’t get the heat working till the mold is removed and treated
  4. We can’t spend the money to fix the mold or heat until we buy the home

A true catch-22 system.

If we can get everything worked out, this is where we’ll live.  Looks like I better nurse Little Red the lawnmower back to life before the spring.