Brief night at the house. While Bob was working in the basement, I was upstairs clearing out an area he had marked for the furnace room (which will be situated between the two bedrooms).
At the house yesterday, Bob got some additional ductwork started. This is a ‘T’ that will split from the furnace, with one half pointing towards the back of the house and the other towards the front.
Bob picked up a new AC coil today – though it’s still pretty chilly out, the AC components also end up getting installed as part of the process. Air conditioning isn’t something we’re really thinking about at the tail end of winter, but this will be nice to have once the weather gets warmer. If it ever gets warmer.
Worked on the house a bit tonight, and was trying to take apart a doorframe to one of the closets, upstairs. Guess I don’t know my own strength.
One of the floor joists was cut by the prior owner, and it was kind of just hanging there – not really providing much support at all, and leaving the other nearby joist to take on a majority of the weight. As a result, the floor was bowing a little bit.
Liz has been trying to track down some good quality shellac for use on the recently stripped wood in the dining room. She had an order shipped from overseas, but for some reason, it never arrived. So she tracked down a seller in the suburbs, and came home last night with a few bags of the stuff.
Got some new (temporary) lights in the basement set up. It’s a kind of strange thing, to be able to see so much more now, after having worked in the dark a bit down here for so long.
A view of all the risers, coming up from the basement. We’ve got PVC pipes for condensate (one for the furnace, and another that’s for an overflow pan that hopefully will never see a drop of water). We’ve also got conduit for electrical, refrigerant lines for the AC, and an extra PVC pipe for any miscellaneous wires that we might need in the future (like cable).
There’s so much packed into this thing, it’s absolutely mind-boggling: natural language, symbolic references, visualizations built-in. It’s a long video, but very worthwhile watching.
Last September, I asked folks to tell me about friendship and betrayal, using just one sentence. It was an anonymous form, and I got a good number of submissions from all over (Facebook, Twitter, etc).
Amazingly, I got all of this done in a few hours. With each demo session I’ve done, I’ve gotten more confident and have begun to work much faster. I’m no longer being timid with the plaster (though I slow down a bit, as I try to pull some of it directly into the trash can). And I spend a bit of time cleaning up the plaster, before moving on…
Originally, we were going to resize the bedrooms and make them a bit smaller (but equal). With some additional discussion today, we decided to make the master bedroom a little larger… and to make the adjacent bedroom (the guest bedroom) a little smaller.
On closer inspection, I think I know one of the figures… but the other two I’m less certain of. Know your Greek mythology? Well, let’s see if you can puzzle this one out.
Lots more bags of plaster and debris. Eventually, I’ll need to drag these guys downstairs. For now though… what bags? I see nothing.