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A Light at the End of the Tunnel

We have finished some woodwork recently and are hoping to finish it up in the next few months. 
The woodwork when we purchased the house, covered in paint and texture:

Stripped woodwork 

Stained and finished woodwork

A not good picture of the parlor window before we took possession of the house:

The same window, mid restoration. The paint on this window was an absolute pain to strip. 


Partially stained window 

Finished window! 

New blinds for the finished window

We currently have... 6 windows left to finish and then we can move to the floors! All of the ceiling beams and baseboards are completed, so we just need to finish the windows so that we can refinish the floors. We have spent countless hours stripping and sanding woodwork and I feel like we can see the light at the end of the tunnel for these projects.

Cat Patio Enclosure

We lost a kitty recently to an accident. He was ran over and I could not have been more upset with myself. I vowed to not allow a cat outdoors again without knowing they were 100% safe. Because of this, we chose to build an enclosed patio in the yard for our surviving kitty. We built it so that he could enter from the basement and go in and out as he pleases.

We cleared out the area where we wanted the catio:

Cemented the posts in the ground


We used livestock fencing, definitely more than we needed to keep kitties in.


 Building the door to the catio




The top of the catio has fencing folded over to keep them from climbing the structure and getting out


Beau's first time in the catio. We have since spruced it up with some tree stumps, ramp and landing areas.