Category Archives: Homestead

May 2018 – Retirement Begins

Retirement Begins At The Farm This was a great trip as we stayed 2 weeks–the first weeks of my retirement. Work on the house was transitioning from demo to rough in. We selected light fixtures, ceilinbg fans, granite slab for … Continue reading

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April 2018 Renovation Begins

March 30th, Signed the contract and sent with keys to Robbie Mullins of Robert Mullins Builders, Inc. 4/6&7/2017 – Demo began and made a lot of progress. Photos compliments of Peggy Knippenberg of Blue Moon Farms.  

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TNT Construction finished punch list for new gables and eves

11/24/2017 – Timothy himself did the cleanup, touchup and straighten up work with a helper. Mary said when we drove up, and later so did Frank, that the new trim “makes the house look like a new house”. The columns … Continue reading

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Fireplace Maintenance

11/22/2017 – ARC Chimney Services inspected and repaired the chimney. Work was proposed Labor Day by Brandon Maxwell at 888-998-2258. The work was done by Michael Murphy (850-602-0129 and Chase. Michael referred us to Jamie Gonzales (850-450-8856) with Dream Built Solutions … Continue reading

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Fence Installation by Paul Farill

9/25/2017 – Paul Ferril began installing a 4-board fence along the east side of the yard, changing to only 2×4 wire from a new gate across from the grain bin back to the lane fence. Only 2×4 wire along the … Continue reading

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Began Replacing Gables and Eves

9/18/2017 – TNT Construction unloaded Hardie Plank sheeting and boards for facia. Work began the next day and stumbled on until Friday with Timothy and his brother got the gable over the carport near completion so we could see it. … Continue reading

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September, 2017

This work week was to be the week of Labor Day but that was the week before Hurrican Harvey happened. Houston flooded. Postponed this work until recovery was underway and no new surprises should arise. In the meantime, Hurricane Irma … Continue reading

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New Roof July 2017

Apex Roofing and Restoration, 993 Yeager Parkway, 251-660-4555, Kelly and Beverly Keith Horness – cell 920-287-2836, apexroofs.mobile.keith@gmail.com Adam Stewart, QC, 256-962-2028 Installers: Sergio, his daughter Jennifer and his younger brother. Shingle are GAF’s Timberline HD, Weatherwood style Peak “Ice & Rain … Continue reading

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Pecan Tree Toppings

July 6 & 7, 2017 –  As the row of pecan trees next to the house back to the grain bin had become very tall and spindly–growing so close together–Steve Cain’s (Cain’s Tree and Landscaping) advice was to “top” them so … Continue reading

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