Of course when you start one of these projects it is always going to be less than ideal, but I have to admit that this project worked out a lot better than I expect. Marshall found the place and he did most of the math, figuring out what it would cost to fix the place so that we could turn a profit on it. Of course we have been crashing out here in the meanwhile, which has taken about three months. What remains is mostly the less difficult things, like we need to take the plantation shutters down, replace some of them and repair the others. I do not know why, but they are a real mess. It looks as though some unskilled person removed them and messed them up, probably painting them an ugly color in the process. Whatever happened it has to be fixed, you just can not have something like that which can be noticed from the moment that you first look at the house. ...continue reading
I was speaking with my mom about the storm that we had a few weeks ago. We finally had a chance to talk, but it was a while because we were still cleaning up our yard from all of the leaves and trees that came down. I have been living here for twelve years, and I have never seen such a bad storm that left such bad destruction in the path of my area. We were looking for plantation shutters that would be able to protect our very large windows for the next storm. My mom had shutters on her windows and she did not have any problems with the wind or her windows that were covered. We, on the other hand, had all of our windows blow into our house and almost cut up our dogs that were sitting by the window when the wind came and blew in the windows.
My family said that we were lucky that our dogs were not hurt. ...continue reading
I had curtains in my room growing up. I had asthma too. I also had seasonal allergies. My mom would come in my room, pull the cord to open the curtains, and I would start sneezing my head off. Sometimes I would have an asthma attack. I had to leave the house when she vacuumed the carpets, and we had a really clean house. I still have the allergies, and my wife and I got Orange County Blinds for our house. We reduced the amount of fabrics in our house to keep the dust down.
It was tough finding window treatments that were easy to clean and did not hold the dust like drapes or sheers. We did not want swags or valances either. The Orange County Blinds we got are made out of wood and are permanently installed. They are great for controlling light and privacy. ...continue reading