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Burning Calories and Home Improvement

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

If you've been reading my updates, you know I've been installing new soffits in my 40 year old home. The old soffits are original equipment, and I may be the last cheapskate in my town to replace them.

This is what they look like before:

This is just one small slice of what soffit removal looks like:

After breaking down the large pieces into smaller pieces, DW dragged these to the curb for trash pickup today. There were perhaps 15 more just like these previously dragged to the curb:

My unprofessional work space:

I am not a carpenter. But, this is simple enough that I thought I could handle it. Here is some of the finished job:

I've been working at least 8 hours a day on this project. I took a break and went on an RV trip in the middle of the job. Now, well rested, I've started back up again.

Even after after a bit of over indulgence during my mini-vacay I have not gained any weight. This project is labor intensive, so I know I'm really burning the calories lately.

Thanks for reading, and have a great day!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KIMCOLLINGS 6/14/2013 12:07PM

    Looks terrific!

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ROXYZMOM 6/6/2013 8:33AM

    Very nice!

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MARGARITTM 6/5/2013 9:11AM

    Nice job!

The Calorie burn is just a plus!

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LUCKEGIRL40 6/5/2013 8:07AM

    Okay. Upon further review, I probably can't install soffits :). But what a way to burn calories! Keep up the great work!

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LANNIEMANUEL 6/5/2013 7:06AM

    whew looks like alot of work

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MASRITE 6/4/2013 8:16PM

    When you coming over to help around our house? I can find some stuff for you so you can burn more calories!! Nice job!

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DAPHNE_RUNS 6/4/2013 7:56PM

    Nice job! I'm sure you got in good arm workout with all of that overhead reaching.

Thanks for showcasing your beautiful finish!

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NATPLUMMER 6/4/2013 2:15PM

    IT looks great!

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NWFL59 6/4/2013 12:35PM

    What you've shown looks great! Congrats on having the strength and will do undertake this task. I'd probably spent the money and had someone else do it as I dislike intensely overhead work, especially when its hot and humid! emoticon emoticon

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CM_GARDNER78 6/4/2013 12:17PM

    Great job! I HATE any job that requires overhead work...ugh! That is quite an undertaking and looks like you did a great job! :-) Way to go!

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STRIVERONE 6/4/2013 10:58AM

    It's not complicated, but it's not easy either. The finished section looks great.

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REMEMBER2BME 6/4/2013 10:43AM

    Outstanding job! So impressive. It looks great!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/4/2013 10:26AM

    You are doing a great job. Looks really nice.

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KANDOLAKER 6/4/2013 10:14AM

    Looks fabulous and you are more of a carpenter than you think!! Great job!

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    Congrats on the home improvement - that is a lot of work.

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AUNTWILLIE 6/4/2013 9:07AM

    I do not envy you that job! Working overhead is dreadful. I admire your perseverance though ... in this and in everything you do.

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WALLINMW 6/4/2013 8:39AM

  Yay! Eat protein with every meal to curb the lows!

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