Saturday, September 18, 2010

Helping Mom, Part Two

I wanted to post more during the week but I found I was much too busy during the day and when we finally slowed down in the evenings I was much too tired and lazy to do so!
 
I mentioned that Mom lives in somewhat of a 'ghetto' and it really doesn't appear that way from some of the pictures I showed you of her little house, so I'll show you the houses directly across the street...
 


 
I admit even these pictures don't really reflect all the poverty on this street.....I'll share more about that whole story in another post...
 
Among all the little non-photoworthy things we did to help make Mom's house more of a home, we replaced this old hot water heater
 
with a new tankless heater, which mounts on the outside of the house.
 
 
 
We installed an aerial antenna on her room (that was a scary job) so she would watch a few more channels than just PBS.
 
 
 
Repaired a few leaks while we were up there
 
 
 
Insulated a room (this was worse than working in a dingy attic)
 
 
 
Covered up some vent holes in her walls (forgot to take the 'after' pictures)
 
 
 
I think these were common back when there was one heat source in the house - this allowed the hot air to flow through to all the rooms when the doors were closed.
 
 
 
And we sanded a bedroom, prepping it for paint.  Mom and I got really dirty in this job, but I had the camera so she was the one who got snapped!
 
 



I love you, Mom!  You are such a hard worker and you have passed on that trait to me - thank you!

and thanks, especially,  for all the good cooking while we stayed with you....we'll be back!!!
 
 
 
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2 comments:

Pokey said...

Your Momma is precious! I'm so happy you can help her house to become a home!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

You win daughter of the year ...hands down.

Your Mum doesnt look old enough to drive let alone be a grandmother...the looking young genes must run in your family (now that I've seen a pic of you and all )

By the time you're finished that house is gonna be a home.

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