As I’ve said before, September 8th marked one full year since our move into this lake house.
We have done a few things here and there as finances allowed. For instance, we leveled the floors so the back door could open more than 8 inches ( a big plus since none of us are that narrow). It also alleviated the camel hump smack dab in the middle of the living room floor ($900).
With the advice of an electrician friend, Jeff installed electrical boxes and light fixtures on the exterior walls of the back deck. Up to that point, our exterior lighting setup was clip-on lights with extension cords snaking across the deck ($75).
We purchased a new air conditioning unit for the back of the house ($450).
And Jeff is almost finished building a bench/storage box to cover a sunken bricked-in planter to the right of our front door ($150). I wanted to paint ($35) it this weekend, but it looks like it may rain.
As far as landscaping is concerned, our family members, neighbors, and friends have generously brought us plants, and we’ve purchased a few too. We also bought rocks to fill the brick planters on the left of our front door ($45), sodded the front yard ($200) and various other odds and ends, including a small electrical pump to sparingly draw water from the lake to reduce our well-water usage ($50).