Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Great Wall

Absolutely shameful, how long it's been since last I posted. What can I tell you that you don't already know? Just so busy!

The house, in fact, is stagnating due to financial circumstances outside of our control -- like, the collapse of the entire mortgage industry, to start.
But before I go into that, I present you the last great change we made to the house before we ran completely out of money. Yes, we built a wall.
I didn't take great pictures of the wall before we enhanced it, but let me describe it to you: Cinder block, about 4 1/2 feet high, painted Pepto-Bismol pink. The previous owners had added some height to it by propping up about 2 feet of press board along the length of it -- but at least they painted it the same shade of pink. A few rains later, the press board had disintegrated in places, fallen down, and any passerby could just glance right into our living room. Add a couple graffiti tags and, well, you get the picture.
Since the base of the wall was actually pretty sturdy, we decided not to knock it down. Instead we brought it to the regulation height of 6 feet and covered it in the same stucco found on the rest of the house. I've never loved stucco, but at least it all matches.
Still needs a paint job, but happily, I can prance naked in the living room again without random people looking in on me.


Blogger Kelly said...

..busy, eh? BUSY ? NO excuse. I need more blog! HI, random blog check... - Kelly ..O. Baker

June 1, 2008 at 9:55 PM  

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