My good friend Sha had a few questions in need of answers regarding our remodel, and here they are:
From Sha: “You and Bev have been quite busy, Bill! I love your new flooring and the countertops in the kitchen. Are the appliances stainless or black? I have black appliances in my kitchen and love them.
“What colors do you plan on painting the kitchen and bathroom? And, what on earth is hog paneling?
“Your gardens are coming along nicely. I can’t wait to see the fruits of your labor. What types of berries and fruit will come up in your front yard?
“Now that you’re nearing renovations, have you decided to keep the house? I actually hope you do.”
So I guess I better get to answering them, eh?
I’ll answer the last, first. Yes, after about two years of weighing options and debating, we have decided to stay in this house. Bottom line: we are comfortable here and we love it here. We keep getting tempted. In the last six months, three homes within two blocks of our home have sold for ridiculously high prices, I mean bidding war prices. With the interest rates so low, and the demand so high, the price of our home just keeps on climbing. It has literally risen $50,000 in the last six months.
Okay, back to the questions. The appliances are stainless.
Bev has opted for one color throughout the entire house. I don’t get involved in that decision because, well, I just don’t care. She has decided upon a light gray/blue color, which is fine with me. My job isn’t to debate colors; my job is to do the actual painting, and I’m not sure when I’ll get around to that. Outdoor projects and the dogs are keeping me quite busy this spring.
Hog paneling is hog fencing. It is welded metal fencing. You’ve seen it a million times, and probably didn’t know what it was called. If I remember I’ll include a picture of it.
Oh my, what berries? I’m not sure I know them all. Blueberries, strawberries, gooseberries. Boysenberries, three different varieties of blackberries, and I’m sure there are a couple I’ve forgotten. The fruit trees are Asian Pear and two varieties of apple which I’ve forgotten.
And I think that takes care of all the questions. I still have to plant the veggies, but that will probably wait for another two weeks, until we are sure the last frost has happened.
Thanks for the questions, Sha, and Happy Spring to you all!