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2020-05-10 08:14:30
#211
The cheap bathroom vanity pulled away from the wall (because our bathroom floor is slightly sloped and does not make a 90-degree angle with the wall).
I got to fixing it by adding a bunch of structural support and tying it to the wall with a much stronger setup. I then added shims to the bottom to take up the gap.
You can stand on the thing now and it is rock solid.

Not pictured are the large "L" brackets I used to tie the sides to the back/wall.



















2020-05-10 08:27:25
#212
There is something about this wall in our galley kitchen that causes the paint to peel and bubble away from the wall.
This is might be the first time of three that I've had to repaint it. Each time it gets a bit better. Hopefully one day we will tear down this house and the problem will be solved.







2020-05-10 08:57:04
#213
Now that the roof leak has been fixed (see earlier update) the damage done to the office ceiling due to the leak can be repaired.
No "after" pics but you get the idea.
(I didn't just paint. I filled the crack with construction adhesive.)

A lot of this recent house work was important to do in preparation for an assessor coming to the house to determine the value. This is so we can try to drop primary mortgage insurance early. Only maybe 8 months early, but that's the best we could do. Saving that $80 a month will be great.











2020-05-26 10:45:33
#214
This is me restoring the entryway plinths for my house.
This represents ~16 months worth of work, most of it gluing popsicle sticks to one of the plinths to bring it back to life.
I do not recommend this approach.


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