Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ceilings and Walls

     It was another week of successful work.  One of the most notable things things though was the passing of the the mechanical inspection for rough in walls.  I know it sounds far fetched and I don't really believe it myself but the proof is a bright yellow sticker on my new window (see below).  With that being said we can now finish drywalling all the interior spaces and ceilings.
     Drywalling those spaces though requires the major fixtures of the walls to be in place aka doors and windows.  So the last two dinosaur doors on the first floor ended up getting torn out and replaced with 15 lite single French doors.  Other than that materials purchased keep coming in the corrected size windows should arrive tomorrow, as wel as the toilets and hopefully the faucets.  I can say though it is a lot easier and more fun to buy the fixtures than pound nails in above ones head.  Amber could probably attest to that since she spent the greater part of her weekend putting up nailers for the ceiling drywall.  With one fell swoop she joined the club and now every person who has worked on the house in some capacity has smashed the hell out of their thumb while nailing things.  Beyond that it was a pretty mundane weekend of cutting drywall and putting it in place.

Checkers and Chess Investigating the Bolder look

The sinks have arrived

Half wall in the laundry room ready for stained glass

Looking down on the stairs

The Drywall nailers Amber put up

Time to close all the walls and not just the exterior

Yet more drywall nailers

Truly part of the crew now with a hammer smashed thumb

Master bedroom pretty much done

Cutting out the old door frame

Sneak peak of the new door

A better view of the new door


  1. Looking good! Keep that former VISTA workin'! Did she use her year of noncompete status to get this job??

  2. yay! Congrats on the approval to go forward!! And to Amber for the induction into the team - sorry for the way it had to happen! Are you going to make the stained glass piece? If so, be sure to take some pics of the process =D

  3. Looking great! I can't believe all the progress. Keep up the good work.

  4. LOVE that you are putting stained glass in the laundry room!! I can't wait to see your beautiful home-in-progress. Next time we plan a trip back I am for sure going to try and get in touch with you to see if we can catch you there working. :)

  5. Wow! So excited to see how far you've come!

  6. @Ryan---You know I did. Living for two years at the poverty level has to get me somewhere :)