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Blog series by derosa updated 04-17-2014 06:51 PM 5 parts 8013 reads 34 comments total

Part 1: Let the work begin, off to a slow start.

04-18-2013 03:31 AM by derosa | 11 comments »

From my last blog post, my wife and I were sharing a position at 2 churches which were partnered together. One of the two started a process to terminate our employment so we resigned to avoid all the hassles that would have followed. The other church, which wasn’t involved or kept informed of what was happening is offering which ever of us can stay the solo position which would be half time. My wife and I were the last of three pastors to hold the position that this church could stand a...

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Part 2: Off to a slower start then I expected; but progress and materials.

05-15-2013 01:05 AM by derosa | 4 comments »

So where I last left off was here Turns out I made a bit of a stupid mistake; I measured the door frame and added 3” for the jack studs and another 1/2” for shim space, only then did I decide that I should substitute the good section of a wall stud that I pulled out due to the bottom foot being rotted. Looked good till I tried installing the door and discovered that the frame was an exact fit, no shims needed; seems I forgot that the old stud was a true 2” wide sucking up...

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Part 3: Entering without a hammer and leaving without nailing :)

05-28-2013 12:08 AM by derosa | 8 comments »

I’ve worked my schedule for the rest of the summer to have sunday evenings free, all mondays and most tues. That gave me the time to head out an get some work accomplished. The first step was actually replacing the corner post of the house. 2 2×6s with 2 pieces of sandwiched 1/2” ply made a beam thick enough and I just left it the 5.5” wide since it would fit in the wall and offer extra support. The back wall below the side entryway window was also as bad as I expected ...

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Part 4: Really good progress, looks like the kitchen has a window, maybe a ceiling.

06-13-2013 04:02 AM by derosa | 6 comments »

It’s been about 2 weeks since the last posting and things are progressing at a reasonable pace despite the weather. Next on the agenda was moving into the kitchen area. My wife, Marjory, decided to lend a hand for a couple hours. This is the south wall we’re starting on. This is the outside view; the covered window on the right side was covered way back and is behind the cabinets. It was poorly filled in and about a dozen assorted bird skeletons were pulled out of it. The othe...

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Part 5: Why I have been too busy to be on here. Obviously, more results.

04-17-2014 06:51 PM by derosa | 5 comments »

Between losing part of a job, a toddler, a at the time 8 month old and having to move twice life has been too hectic to be on here. Not to mention the 7 months it took to get DSL, 4 of the 5 telephone poles that surround our house has service going to them but the one that feeds power to our house didn’t. On top of that there are a limited number of available spots on the service to keep it from being too slow out here. But now that things have stabilized, I once again have a shop space...

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