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The following work was completed on the property:
- Our hot water heater was replaced and is working Great!
- Our front sidewalks have been completed.
- Our main water valve by the street has been repaired.
- We have installed and completed the original screen door for the upstairs balcony.
- We had the back of the house primed.
- We found more termites and the exterminator has cleared them out again.
- We installed 2 more “Owls” to help protect the exterior of the house from our friendly Woodpecker.
- We had a ceiling fan installed in the upstairs office.
The following work is still ongoing:
- We are looking into using or replacing a few existing window screens.
- We need to finish painting the back of the house.
- Door frame needs to be replaced that was eaten out by termites.
- We need to prime and paint the shed.
- We are putting together a list of landscapers to contact for bids on drainage around the house and simple landscape beautification.
- We are keeping an eye on the original tin roof. The condition is still acceptable, however the roof will need to be re-sealed and painted. We are also considering the option of repairing and re-opening the original gutters from 1910.
- The upstairs shower is now ready for a circular shower curtain to be installed.
- Our driveway is still under construction, so we are still parking in the street. Will be exciting to see them when they are finished.
- We are still looking into metal handrails for the front and side exterior porch stairs.
- We need to paint the porch floor and ceiling.
We have a few groups using the Ballentine-Spence House now.
- The Babywearing International group meets on the first Friday of each month from 11am-1pm.
- The American Federation for Suicide Prevention “Out of the Darkness” Fuquay Varina Community Walk committee is meeting at our house for their monthly planning meetings. Their next meeting is Tuesday, May 27th at 7pm.
- The Teen Mastermind Group is meeting on the first Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm (August will be 2nd Saturday).
We are hosting a few events in May including:
- Murder Mystery Party – Murder at The Juice Joint on Saturday, May 17th
- Ladies Craft Night on Thursday, May 8th at 7pm