|I found a snake in the basement...it was a small snake..so small I thought at first it was a worm.|
|Rich saw this spider by the front door. It's BIG...and look at that web...he did a zigzag stitch...|
|And this frog was spotted on one of the windows..|
|Our tools for the weekend..|
|A. New Front Light...|
B. New floodlight installed on the corner of the eaves of the house. Sorry, no photo..
D. Those are the knobs for the closet doors in the back hallway. We thought we lost them and refound them this weekend so I had to make sure they stayed in the kitchen and don't get lost again.
|F. New dryer vent. The previous owners had the dryer venting into a plastic trashcan in the basement. Not a good idea for so many reasons...|
|Ha Ha... Rich asked for a soda while he was cutting the hole...|
And that was all on our little list for this past weekend... of course that means there was a big list...right?
With those items...we did this...
|just a plain back hallway|
|Insulayment down and first flooring going down...|
|Closet floors done|
|laundry area done...|
You know what this means? All the floors are done...every last floor in this house has been ripped up, removed, hauled off and new floors installed. That's 2009 sq ft of flooring.. Yes, we still need to add baseboard..heck, we have to buy and paint the baseboard...but my legs are so happy the flooring is done...
We also did some touch up painting on the garage...that back wall where Rich dropped the bucket of paint now looks perfect..
And Saturday night we did a DATE NIGHT!! Can you believe it... We knocked off working around 3pm...took showers...put nice clothes on...and went to dinner... After dinner we had tickets to tour the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Mo. This prison closed in 2004 and all the inmates were transferred to other Missouri prisons. They now give history tours, ghost tours and occasionally do over night paranormal ghost tours. We took the history tour and it was fascinating.. We had a wonderful tour guide named Mark Schrieber who was an investigator for the Department of Corrections and a former Deputy Warden at this prison. If you are thinking about taking a tour do it before November as he is retiring and he is the best. Our tour was listed as two hours...we left at two hours 20 minutes and they were still standing around talking at the gas chamber...
Here are photos I took..
|Front of prison|
|One of the housing units|
|J.E.R. is for James Earl Ray... click the photo to make it larger for dates of imprisonment|
|One of the inmates made this sign...|
|Sonny Liston was housed in this cell. Note the clear TV set.|
|The gas chamber|
|When this gas chamber was being built, there were two people on death row that were to be executed at the same time. Hence the two chairs...|