posted 23 Oct 2012, 03:55
Welcome to my first blog attempt! Please don't sneer, throw dead armadillos as bambamsam does at us, or any bananas, as Mr. Biff Wiggle will be here, eating them and making a mess.▼51 comments
A lot of you know that my wife, Georgeann gave my a per-birthday present, both different and needed. A complete renovation of my/our computer room. I put it that way, because, before it was just mine, but now she has a PC to play her off-line games on.
A brief history: we bought this mobile home in 1999. It's an older one, had "old people" carpet, dark paneling, and smelled like, well, OLD. I painted all the walls white, ripped out the carpeting and installed over 600 s/f of laminated flooring. Redid the roof over the garage and patio, and put up an 80' carport over the rest of the driveway. I did everything.....except the office. For some reason, I never got to here.
Well, again as many of you know, I had a cancer operation. The cancer's been gone for two years, but I'm not able to do a lot of things now. So I never finished that room. Then my honey got the idea of getting our neighbor, Eric, to do it for us. He is a craftsman. Every joint caulked, reinsulated the exterior wall, painted and carpeted to perfection. And not one cent labor fee. He figures I give him so many movies, that we're now even. Pretty decent, eh?
Well, now to the show! The pictures are in order, showing before, during and complete. Let's go!
(Please remember, this is a 10 x 10 foot room. It's real hard to get a good camera shot with it being so tight, but I did my best)
The first one shows the built-in cabinet and a bit of the back wall. The second one shows one of the sections of paneling down, getting ready to throw more insulation in. The white-framed object is a dual-pane window with reflective tint. On a south-facing wall in the Arizona desert, you need all you can get!
This shows two views of my computer desk, and the walls. Note the holes being patched.
Here we have in-between completion stages, the first one is where georgeann's PC is going, and my computer in its permanent place.
And, lastly, the completed units. While I'm still putting shelves, pictures, a clock, even a weather statio,. you can see the end result was worth the pain of working off a lappy for a few days. And Georgeann is right behind me, playing her games.
So, for a grand total of $214.00, I got a really nice birthday present!