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Old 03-21-2020, 02:44 PM   #161
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Cleaning up the camp is a perfect social distance activity. We spent about 5 hours there today. DH and oldest son pressure washed and cleaned up outside. Youngest son and I cleaned up inside and sanded the plywood floor for painting tomorrow. Going home for a shower and dinner. Coming back tomorrow to prime and paint. And more power washing.
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Old 03-21-2020, 04:25 PM   #162
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Similar here. Sawing some logs, clearing pine needles.
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Youngest son and I finished painting the floor of the flooded room yesterday. DH went to Lowe's and got boards to use as moulding. We'll stain those today at home. We're up to $420 in repair materials.
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You're really fortunate you're willing to get your hands dirty on such a job. Sorry you're having to go thru this.

We're up on the Tennessee River, and they've got the spillways running half open. Still a mountain of water breeching over maybe 20 spillways. But even at that, the level of the water is maybe 3 1/2 feet lower than normal. I cannot begin to get my boat out of its boathouse until they raise the water.

But our water's going out into the Ohio River and down the Mississippi to New Orleans.

We're fortunate to only have a 3' swing in water levels, as our houses are in no chance of being flooded 40' off the water.
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Actually, I'd forgotten how much I love projects like this. I'll be fully retired before the end of the year, and I'm making lists of chores to tackle. It's very satisfying to finish jobs like this. We're nearly done and will spend less than a years premium for flood insurance to finish it. Life is good!
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Nearly done with flood repairs at the river. I'm so thrilled with how good it looks so far. We bought 1x10s for base boards. The hole we made in the panelling was only 7.5 inches, but a 1x 8 is only 7.25 inches high. We put tin in to cover the sheetrock we tore out. Just a few bits of trim left to go. It has been a fun project. Will post pictures when we're done.
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I look forward to seeing it. Oldest daughter and I did some yardwork and ours, and some work on the old console radio.
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Nearly done with flood repairs at the river. I'm so thrilled with how good it looks so far. We bought 1x10s for base boards. The hole we made in the panelling was only 7.5 inches, but a 1x 8 is only 7.25 inches high. We put tin in to cover the sheetrock we tore out. Just a few bits of trim left to go. It has been a fun project. Will post pictures when we're done.
Just as an aside, you don't have to bring the wallboard or paneling all the way to the floor. Leaving a half or even an inch is no big deal, since it will be covered with the baseboards anyway. When we removed some rotting trim in our house in FL we saw that the drywall didn't come all the way to the floor, which worked out well as the water only damaged the trim, not the drywall. Looking forward to the pictures. Hope you took some before shots too.
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Just as an aside, you don't have to bring the wallboard or paneling all the way to the floor. Leaving a half or even an inch is no big deal, since it will be covered with the baseboards anyway. When we removed some rotting trim in our house in FL we saw that the drywall didn't come all the way to the floor, which worked out well as the water only damaged the trim, not the drywall. Looking forward to the pictures. Hope you took some before shots too.
The sheetrock soaked up some water. We cut it off 2.5 feet from the floor. It would have been hard to hide that with baseboards- even 1 x 10s.
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Heck, just do some bead board or ship lap. Nobody has to know what's behind it. j/k
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Ok here are the before picsbefore2.jpegbefore1.jpeg
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This one is halfway through the rehab- note the torn out bead board on the rightIMG_20200331_164324075.jpeg
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Finished- mostly. We have a few little things we need to add. Floor needs a touch up in a few areas, but I'm pretty happy with it for now.IMG_20200412_104237951.jpegIMG_20200412_102913751.jpegIMG_20200412_102842066.jpeg
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Very, very nice! Thanks for sharing your inspiring “project.”
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