After work, Liz and I ran off to do a ton of errands on the north side. We hit up both Home Depot and Menard’s, looking to get all manner of supplies for the work under the back deck.
Despite us getting a lot done yesterday, Liz and I both decided on doing some more house work today. Because of course we did. Who needs weekends?
More digging today. Liz snapped this photo of me, since most of the photos I have are of her digging. We traded back and forth today, and it was a fairly comfortable pace.
With the space underneath the back porch in a rough state… Liz and I had a decision to make. Either leave things as-is, or do a bit of work to dig out some room… for some exterior storage.
There’s a lot of gaps in the area under our back porch. And after some deliberation, we decided to dig things out more. And to carve out some more space.
We were working on all floors, today. I was upstairs in the guest room, removing the remaiing lath from the ceiling. Liz was on the first floor, cleaning up more of all her hardware. And Bob was in the basement, wiring up more of our lights.
As part of my Arduino project, I plan on enclosing it within a box. I’m somewhat at a stage now where I actually need the box, so I was working on that a bit tonight. Got a few basic pieces of wood from Home Depot to experiment with.
Came back to the house, suited up, and got to work up on the second floor. My main goal: demo the ceiling in the guest room, and clear out some of the old electrical that’s still up in the attic.
I wasn’t quite expecting the maze-like interior, but we got taken downstairs and to some far back room. Because there were eight of us, we got seated in a room off the main area… and though some other folks sat at the nearby tables, it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves.
Despite our propensity to stay home still (outside of errands)… Liz and I opted to go out for dinner, as part of my birthday celebrations. Of course, we headed back to our new favorite spot: the Franklin Room.
In the makeshift sever room, which was more or less a back storage area. There were three PCs stacked on top of one another, all connected to a single monitor. There were also three separate keyboards hooked into the machines, and a single mouse. Who doesn’t love a puzzle?
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Big day for us today, continuing our work in the hallway with the (very heavy) soundproof drywall. We made good progress a few days ago, and were looking to continuing working with the material today. The big challenge: getting it lifted up another 4′.
The thing of this is: I’d only ever tried installing this with Bob. The drywall is thick (5/8″), comprised of two pieces glued together. And the kicker? The thing is heavy. Like heav-y.
Back when I was helping Bob install this in the master bedroom, I struggled a lot just moving boards around. And had trouble lifting up the boards onto horses.
Day trip today, over to Montague Tree Farms in search of an Xmas tree.
So this year, finally, Liz and I got motivated a bit ahead of schedule. We got an idea together for Hallween, and set out to make it happen in the few days leading up to the big day.