Monday, October 8, 2007

week 4&5

well i got a week behind in posting, so hopefully you will find a lot of change.

first, it's worth noting that i thought i was going to die or at least go to hospital in an ambulance in week 4. apparently ceramic tile is the sharpest thing in the world. a broken piece met my soft leg and cut it about an inch deep. i looked down, in relatively little pain, and saw blood flowing like a river. my heart sank. i had no idea how or if i could stop it. i stood there with my hand on it for about 5 minutes wondering how i was going to get to the phone without getting blood all over my new hardwood floors. anyway, my dad was quick on the scene and he and 6 firemen agreed that stitches were needed.... not tomorrow, as i would have preferred but immediately. so for the first time in my life i was in the "trauma room" undergoing some mild surgery. the good news is the doctors know my name now. all in all, it set me back about 6 hours but i did manage to get some good pics just for the blog.... i saved them for last if you want to see. WARNING: don't scroll down if you don't like blood.

other than that it's been a lot of painting the last 2 weeks. basically every room in the house has gotten 1 layer of kilz and 2 layers of paint. i used to really hate painting but for some reason this time it's not been too bad. on that note i should really thank my mom who has been working at the house with me (and sometimes by herself) whenever she has a free moment. i pretty much run everything by her before i do something.... and when i don't she still usually lets me know she thinks, which i appreciate.

week 4, i FINALLY finished the sheetrock in the kitchen.... now my newest least favorite thing to do. i also gave up on my idea of trying to save the tile in the bathroom and just tore it all out. week 5 my friend josh came up from orlando to help me for 3 days. it was really fun and a huge help. we painted and layed tile in the kitchen.... he was really good at it. also, the ac/heat was finished up, so we now are working in a cool house. just in time for the 90 degree october weather.

this week should be plumbing and hopefully finishing tile... maybe starting hardwoods instead. the end is approaching but there are still some huge projects left. the yard for instance, which i won't bore you with on the blog, is an out of control beast. i don't even want to think about what it's going to take to tackle it. all in all though i don't think i'm going to be much beyond my 6 week timeline for the inside renovations. here's some pics for you enjoyment.... remember the last set of picture looks like a CSI crime scene... okay not really... i did't post the bad ones.

mom doing her thing & the long awaited thermostat

"the injury", not as great as michael scott's


Hershbine Family said...

everything looks so good! Alex is particularly impressed by your injury! she keeps saying go back and let me see! not quite as graphic as I was expecting... but as you are standing there thinking you were going to bleed to death... what state of mind were you in to think "hey... I should grab the camera and take a picture of my blood pouring from my body"? and was the camera already there?... or did you hobble around trying to find the camera to capture the moment?

Anonymous said...

yay! finally some great pictures! the house is amazing, corey (and erin). we love it and can't wait to put a suitcase in every room (since we bring almost that many with us when we come).

also, josh and i think that Vikki is one of the most beautiful women ever.


Anonymous said...

the house looks AMAZING, and Erin told me today how much she LOVES it--you have done the work of about 10 people in such a short time, and your mom gets my vote for "best mom of the year!" I am so glad you survived the great tile incident and we cannot wait to see the house for ourselves. We'll plan to do some serious yard work! much love,
nancy and gene

Corey Nolen said...

thanks everyone. casey, i actually went back to set up the scene after i was bandaged up. it was too good to miss a photo shoot.

Anonymous said...

looking good, buddy. thanks for the shout out - i especially liked the part, "he was really good at it." it was a great weekend... can't wait to see the finished product.