Downstairs Bathroom And Plumbing

Downstairs bathroom and plumbing

So I came down stairs and heard some weird noise. It was the valve in the bathroom and I could see it was bubbling up under the paint. So I went down stairs in to the basement and sure enough, flooded. It wasn't too bad, but bad enough. Since the valve was bad I had to turn off the main valve. So no water. We tried to fix it, but we couldn't get the nipple out, so I called a…

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Kitchen Floor Transformation

Kitchen floor transformation

Since my daughter's boyfriend's uncle had ten years experience with tile we brought him in to help. It became very clear he didn't know what he was doing and I ended up sending him home and a got started on it myself. Actually I pulled up what he did and restarted the job. My daughter's boyfriend and I worked on it together but after a few days he helped less and less because he couldn't keep up with me. I also…

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Kitchen Floor Begins

Kitchen floor begins

Getting the old floor up wasn't that bad. I had some help from my daughter's boyfriend. Looking at the picture of the old floor, no wonder why I couldn't stand to look at it.  

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The Pool

The pool

HUD has essentially covered the pool with a wall. I'd really like to get some use out of it this year. Surprising it still holds water.  

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No Furniture, Kinda

No furniture, kinda

Since I moved back to Indiana from New Jersey, most of my belongings were in storage in New Jersey. One of the things I had been doing since I was back was going to estate auctions. There was one I went to where I did pick up a nice bedroom suite and another where I picked up a nice antique bed and some other pretty cool stuff. I put it all in storage and eventually had to stop because I…

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Old Kitchen Floor

Old kitchen floor

One thing that I couldn't stand about this house was the kitchen floor. Apparently the previous owner just did it, but he did a horrible job and used 12x12 tile, and there is a dip in the floor. As you can see all of the appliances have been removed. I think the people who winterize the homes take them for scrap, at least if they're old like I am assuming these were based on the age of the microwave, which…

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Found, Bid And Won – New Homeowner

Found, bid and won – new homeowner

I moved back to Indiana by the end of September, 2014. I stayed with my daughter and her boyfriend until the end of April, 2015. I then went into temporary housing until I finally found and bid on a house in May to close on June 30, 2015. The Indianapolis real estate market is spotty. You can have half a million dollar homes around the corner from the most murderous corner in the city. I looked inside the 465 loop…

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