I don't know why I even bother to write on this blog about what we're planning to do on weekends because we hardly ever do what I write/we plan. Well, I guess hardly is a little severe, but we frequently don't do what we were planning.
This weekend we were going to sister 2x4's to the studs, work on the electrical, and begin refinishing the monsterous garage doors. We started sistering 2x4's and got a LITTLE into electrical
But that was about it (we did start on refinishing the doors, but that post will be later this week).
Instead we worked on a few other projects...
One was starting to clean out our mess of a backyard
We found someone on craigslist who is interested in taking away some of our dirt, so that's exciting. But they won't be coming until Wednesday, and then we've got to get my friends who own a demo and hauling business to take the rest away for us....so the dirt is staying at the moment.
We did however make a dump run to haul away some of the construction debris, which was GREAT
A tip for you dump haulers whose dumps charge by cubic yard....while most dumps weigh you when you enter and exit to figure out how much to charge you by weight, the West Contra Costa dump checks out how large your load LOOKS and then charges you by the cubic yard. Chris was pretty sneaky and came up with a good trick: we don't load the truck as full on the driver's side (on the left in the above pic) because that's the side that the attendant looks at, so to him/her, if that side doesn't look as full (even though there's a TON in there), they tend to charge a bit less. SCORE! It's worked the last few times we've gone, so you might want to try that one out.