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Izumiさん: 劇的ビフォアアフター in ニューヨーク
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ブログタイトル劇的ビフォアアフター in ニューヨーク
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サイト紹介文ニューヨーク州に中古物件を購入し夫婦二人三脚で改装中!日々の出来事を英語/日本語で綴っています。
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Izumi さんのブログ記事

  • American robin
  • 5/27/2018 I discovered this robin’s nest while trimming the hedges about a week ago. When I found it there was no mother around
    so I was little bit worried. But as we watched them closer we soon found their mother working hard to get worms. It was really nic
    e that the mother robin chose the location to nest right by our house entrance. She must have felt safe here! You don’t encounte
    r this kind [続きを読む]
  • Amish furniture 家具
  • 5/25/2018 It’s been a while since I posted pictures the last time. I was in Japan for about a month and just came back home. The weather has been great last 5-6 days here and everything turns green!Well, we ordered some furniture last November from a shop that deals with Amish furniture. We were told that the furniture will be delivered sometime in February. Anyway, long story short we finally re [続きを読む]
  • Wood deck ウッドデッキ
  • 5/9/2018 Our wood deck was dated and needed TLC. Rich re-painted the it and it does look great again. We are ready for BBQ;) 2018年5月9日 我が家のウッドデッキは家を買ってから今まで改装をしていなくて、ペンキが剥げ剥げで結構お恥ずかしい感じでした。最近ようやく暖かくなってきたので、リッチ君がペンキを塗りなおしてくれました!(寒いとペンキが塗れない)ペンキを塗っただけで見違えるように美しくなりました [続きを読む]
  • Man cave マンケイブ #4
  • 5/8/2018 Rich Just finished a marathon project of installing flooring in the finished basement. It took 25 hours over four days. H
    e said that it was very intense since adhesive was used and you need to set the wood before it dries. From this point all projects
    will be downhill!2018年5月8日 マンケイブの床張りプロジェクトが終わりました!リッチ君が費やし
    た日数は4日間。時間的には約25時間だそうです。 [続きを読む]
  • Cutting the grass 芝刈り
  • 5/5/2018 Here are some photos of our backyard. Dandelions are blooming beautifully but… it is time to cut the grass! Rich mowed it for the first time this year. He did a good job!2018年5月5日 こどもの日。リッチ君から今年初の芝刈り写真が送られてきました。写真の補足メッセージには、「タンポポがとってもキレイに咲いているけれど、綿毛になるまで待っていたら来年からは庭中がタンポポだらけになっちゃうから [続きを読む]
  • Man cave マンケイブ #3
  • 5/2/2018 Man cave project update! Rich’s started putting the flooring down. I am not there with him so I can’t tell how hard this is though he told me that it is tricky to handle the glue. More photos will follow!2018年5月2日 マンケイブ・プロジェクトの最新の様子です。本日から床張りをスタート。コンクリートに専用の接着剤を塗って板を置いていくという作業をひったすら繰り返すとのこと。この接着剤がやっ [続きを読む]
  • Man cave マンケイブ #2
  • 4/26/2018 The man cave project update! Rich is working on HIS dream room. It began by taping and finishing some exposed sheet rock
    in the ceiling. Then painted the upper part of the wall.2018年4月26日 マンケイブ・プロジェクトの進捗です。
    床のカーペットを剥がしたあと、天井の一部の石膏ボードが露出していた場所を直し、壁のペン
    キを塗っています。次は下の赤いペンキのところを塗り替えるそうです。私は今日本 [続きを読む]
  • Grass 芝
  • 4/25/2018 There used to be a swimming pool in our backyard. The previous house owner told us that there was a big storm and it destroyed the pool at midnight… Anyway, the spot has been bald and Rich decided to put the grass. He got sand/dirt from our neighbor and planted the seed and watered it. Let’s see how it goes!2018年4月25日 家の庭には昔プールが置かれていた場所があります。前の家主がプール [続きを読む]
  • Gardening 家庭菜園 Day 32
  • 4/14/2018 It was very warm yesterday. The outside temperature got 74F! Anyway, we transplanted some of the plants into the planter
    s. The ones go to the raised bed garden need to wait a couple more weeks. We really want to avoid the frost.2018年4月14日 昨
    日はとっても暖かくて日中の気温が20度を超えました。今シーズン初!ということで、野菜の苗
    の一部をプランターに移しました。土はお隣さんの畑から分けて [続きを読む]
  • Man cave マンケイブ #1
  • 4/10/2018 Well, the hardwood flooring for Rich’s man cave finally arrived today! He chose quartersawn white oak and yes, he is g
    oing to install it by himself. The flooring needs to be acclimated before the installation which takes about a week or so. So he h
    as sometime to do preparation work. Progress photos will follow!2018年4月10日 注文をしていた団欒部屋用(マン
    ケイブ = リッチの男部屋)のフ [続きを読む]
  • Gardening 家庭菜園 Day 27
  • 4/9/2018 Gardening update! We are slowly getting ready for the garden. We purchased garden soil yesterday and put it in the raised
    garden bed. The plants are still kept in the house and growing happily:) I guess we still have to wait 1 to 2 weeks before transp
    lanting them into the garden. Next, Rich is planning to build a fence around the boxes.2018年4月9日 まだまだ寒い日が
    続いていて、先週は2度 [続きを読む]
  • Bookshelf 本棚
  • 4/4/2018 There are many books in the boxes at our basement. And we have been thinking for a long time what kind/shape/size of book
    shelf is suitable for our house. Rich finally came up with an excellent idea that make two bookshelves and attach them both side o
    f the Murphy bed. It sounded great! He designed the shelves right away and bought plywood(birch) from Lowe’s. It took less than
    2 days [続きを読む]
  • Gardening 家庭菜園 Day 18
  • 3/28/2018 Gardening update! It’s been almost 3 weeks since we planted seed. About a half are doing great and the rest are either
    taking time to germinate or not growing (due to the room temperature and/or lack of sunlight). Anyway, the ground still gets fros
    t so we have to wait until frost-free season comes to transplant them into the garden. Still long way to go!2018年3月28日 種
    まきをして3週間弱 [続きを読む]
  • Staircase railing 階段手すり
  • 3/21/2018 Well… according the weather forecast another snow storm is coming here today. Anyway, I worked on a tiny project last
    two days. We renovated our staircase area back in November and it looks good except for the railing. The pieces have damages and n
    eeded a TLC. So refinished them!2018年3月21日 今日はとーっても風が強くこれから雪の予報。ニューヨー
    ク州の領事館から暴風雪についての警告メール [続きを読む]
  • Gardening 家庭菜園 Day 4
  • 3/15/2018 Gardening update! The Japanese vegetable seed arrived yesterday. Eggplant, cucumber, burdock, bunching onion and pumpkin
    . I hope we make enough and don’t have to buy vegetables from grocery store this summer!2018年3月15日 昨日、日本の野
    菜の種が届きました。新たに加わった野菜は、胡瓜、茄子、牛蒡、長葱、南瓜です。日本では普
    通に買える野菜ですが、私にとってはお宝のようなもの。今住んでいる町 [続きを読む]
  • Planter プランター #1
  • 3/14/2018 We are making some plans for our garden, what to put where and so on. There are two raise bed planters in our garden but
    these need to be protected with net or fence from deer and rabbits(This is another project that we need to work on). We also have
    a secured wood deck connected to the dining room so we decided to use this space for some herbs and small vegetables. Rich decide
    d to make [続きを読む]
  • Gardening 家庭菜園 Day 1
  • 3/12/2018 It is still cold and the temperature is below freezing in the morning though I feel like spring is just around the corne
    r. We purchased various kinds of seed for our garden and planted them today. We also ordered some Japanese vegetable seed online a
    nd waiting for them to be delivered. We keep them inside and let them grow for a while and will move them outside after the frost
    season is [続きを読む]
  • Sea chest 衣装箱
  • 3/8/2018 It had been warm here and I felt like winter was over. But… we got hit by a snow storm and received about a foot yesterday. It is so pretty!!2018年3月8日 最近暖かい日が続いていて、もう春が来るのかな〜なんて思っていたら昨日大雪が降って30cmぐらい積もりました。朝起きたらこんなだった!This is 7am in the morning. Rich started clearing the driveway at 6:30am while I was still in bed. 朝7時の図 [続きを読む]
  • Murphy Bed 客間のベッド #5
  • 3/3/2018 It is March already. Time flies! Rich has been working on the 2nd Murphy bed and completed the project yesterday. Since h
    e has experience building one, he is more sophisticated now and the bed turned out beautiful! Now two guest rooms are ready to acc
    ommodate our guests!2018年3月3日 桃の節句。この間年が明けたと思ったらもう3月だなんて、月日が経つ
    のが本当に早く感じます。さて、2つ目のマーフ [続きを読む]
  • Murphy Bed 客間のベッド #4
  • 2/20/2018 The Murphy Bed No.2 has been built! Since Rich built the first one, he now has experience and is much more comfortable c
    utting and assembling. More photos will follow.2018年2月20日 2つ目のマーフィーベッドのプロジェクトが始ま
    りました。すでに1つ作っているので、今回は早い。パーツはもう切り終わっているので、後は金
    属の部品を待って組み立てるのみです! [続きを読む]
  • Shaker box シェーカーボックス #2
  • 2/11/2018 We took the 2nd part of shaker box class yesterday. We made the bands the last week and we worked on lids and bottoms this time.2018年2月11日 先週に引き続き、シェーカーボックスのクラスに参加してきました。前回は筒の部分を作ったので、今回は底とフタの部分を作って完成させました。1st, drawing the line with pencil. まずは底/フタのサイズに合わせて線を引いていきます。Next, Cutting the wood with [続きを読む]
  • Molding モールディング #3
  • 2/8/2018 It is in progress! We finished one of the guest rooms with craftsman style molding but we decided not to use the same one
    s for the rest of the house. The supplier of this molding is 1.5 hours drive away from us(each way) so it is kind of inconvenient
    and also it is taking too much time cutting and putting pieces together… So we chose 4.5″ one(more like regular look) in stead
    . Rich i [続きを読む]
  • Shaker box シェーカーボックス #1
  • 2/4/2018 There is a wooden boat school in Kingston, New York which is 35 mins drive from our house. The last summer, we took a cla
    ss to make canoe paddles and we had a great time leaning woodworking skills and making them. They offer “build your own shaker b
    ox” so we decided to take the class. This is a 2-day class and we took the first one yesterday.2018年2月4日 家から車で30
    分ぐらいに木工細工 [続きを読む]
  • Antiquing 中古家具
  • 1/29/2018 This weekend, we went to Potsdam, New York to attend Rich’s college events, including ice hockey games. It was so much fun! Also we did a light hike in Minnewaska State Park, near our house.2018年1月29日 この週末は北ニューヨークのリッチ君の母校にアイスホッケーの試合を見に行ってきました。生まれて初めて生でアイスホッケーの試合を見て、とにかくすごい迫力で手に汗握るという言葉がぴったりなエ [続きを読む]