Braised Pork Loin with Red Wine and Olives; the Update — 11 Comments

  1. Wow, what a job that is!!! Reno’s always end up being more than we bargained for, don’t you think? We may be in the same boat, down the road, as our house is up for sale, where we want to live is pricey…means big reno’s…Yikes, hope we are up for it, but like you both, we love the place we eventually want to retire to…scary, but exciting too! Katie – hearing your stories, gives us hope and inspiration too! Thanks for sharing your adventures.

  2. Ina, it’s a very big job – they’re always much bigger than expected. When will we learn.
    Ruth, I try – to keep his strength up LOL
    Jeanne, we need insulation!!!!
    Zoomie – right!

  3. When will we learn indeed? I am thankful that we got it mostly done before the back problems and arthritis set in. That ceiling is imposing. We are pulling for you.

  4. I have a question – why is he using some yellow-painted wood for parts of the ceiling and shiny metal ones for other parts?

  5. Penny, I’m hoping we can do the same – thanks for the mental help ;-))
    Zoomie, the wood is ‘treated’ with a preservative, not painted. The metal studs are a lot cheaper (wood is expensive here) and he uses it for short spans where he can also support it from the ceiling… It’s not nearly as solid as the wood but works for some things. It’s also pretty easy to work with.