Friday, June 5, 2009
Doing Actual Work - part 1
I thought that since we are nearing the end of our time here, I should show at least a few photos of some of the "work" we've done while we've been here...
One of our first projects was scraping over 700 wasp nests off the underside of our house. It wasn't an easy or fun job, but at least we could see pretty immediate results. And, the view from under the house is still pretty nice :)
"We" (Jason) cleaned out our water tank as the water was not too great tasting ... all that black gunge on the bottom is from the pine trees that surround the house, ending up in the rain gutter which leads to our water supply. Even though there is a screen on the tank, plenty still gets through.
Many of the hinges on the bathroom door & windows have needed to be replaced. Sea spray does a number on anything metal.
We quickly realized that the bathroom roof needed to be replaced ... I don't think you're supposed to be able to see sunlight through the roof!
This plastic sheeting in the bedroom area of the house had just been shredded from the constant, strong winds the house gets on that side. We even had a few evenings where we got a "free" shower in the middle of the night from the rain blowing in!