I built my first and second hearth on my two sided fire place yesterday, it turned out well. I am still working on insulating the attic which seems to be a big help with keeping fuel costs down, also I can go down and get the wood stove now that I have some thing to park it on. Ducting it in will be another challenge. This house has been full of firsts for us and I thank God orten for the handy/crafty, and problem solving talents that I have. Today I must go out and expand a small drainage ditch I built to divert the water from my cliff from getting into my basement and then since I will be in coveralls I should go up and spread some more insulation "what fun"
Also! I now have enough beard to braid (my wife did it for me the other night). Now that I see it I'm not sure that I will keep it(I promise pics before any action), if they would just hang straight down I would be happy.
I can relate. I bought a fixer-upper, and assofar, the list goes:
Master Bathroom - shower replaced
Basement - complete refinish
Furnace - switched from forced air electric to gas
Front Walk - 1200 interlocking stones
Back Patio - 2000 interlocking stones
Next on the list is:
second bath - complete reno
Art studio - insulate and install wood stove
Roof - reshingle
Windows - relace
The only things on the lists not done by myself are the gas, and the roof.
I plan to eventually put in a back yard patio in pavers, they have about 20 tons of them from a tearout and replace job at work but I have no way at presant to get them home, that and it is way down the list, (somewhere below downstairs floors, interior trim, gutters and workshop).