Today I cleaned up 3 machines, 2 clones and a FW. The FW was already cleaned but I just had to mess with it. The clones were from the hoard. I was amazed at how well the black Challenge cleaned up. It is from Sears. The other is blue and it wasn't quite so grossly dirty. They both now just need tension springs and new wiring so they are on hold until we get a rainy day and tension springs.
DH put in new windows on the blue house!!! He's put in 9 or 10 so far and has 6 to go. We had intended to just re-glaze the existing but between the time, the glass and the energy loss we voted for new windows. We also have been trying to work out a kitchen in there and I have finally been able to wrap my brain around something and I think it will work, not cost a whole bunch and re-use what is there in a new way. My BIL who paints came over a couple weeks ago and we discussed the 'dreary old metal cabinets'. It is a 1950s bungle so it will stay bungled - well maybe improve on the bungles with some changes. It for sure will need insulation and a few new wires and ALL new pipes - not much left after the scavengers hauled most of them off to the scrap yard so they could get a fix. It will need new lights for the same reason. We haven't lifted the carpet out - we've been waiting on the windows for a lot of stuff so we don't know about the hardwood under the carpets yet.