Monday, January 31, 2011


Today was the official first day of our rehab: after returning home from work we met with our General Contractor over at the Ugly Duckling for a final walk-through and to create a plan of action. We have 45 days to bring the Ugly Duckling up to par to pass the 4-point inspection for roof, electric, plumbing and HVAC required by our insurance, and fortunately our contractor team from Glory Homes Inc is optimistic that we will meet this deadline just fine (especially since we're shooting for 30 days max and have told the sub-contractors that ...heh).

We signed some more paperwork necessary for building permits and certificate of appropriateness since we're in a historic district, took some more pictures, scribbled on walls and mused over and pointed out original features and how to bring them back so that our Ugly Duckling can go from this

to this!


  1. Good luck to ya! Make sure you keep on those contractors though! Sometimes, they have a tendency to drag their feet!

  2. Looking forward to seeing the transformation of another house in the neighborhood.