With all the street work and no-parking areas, it’s been critical for us to have the driveway available/open for Bob. And the thing with Bagster bags is that when you schedule a pickup day, they promise to remove it… within three days of that scheduled time.
Liz and I did a lot of errands in the AM, and got to doing some demo in the late afternoon. With the master bedroom closer to being completed, we want to also get the walls along the stairs cleared and cleaned up.
Today, while Liz and Bob were working on the master bedroom – I worked on cleaning and clearing up more space in the basement. We’ve got a lot of thing stacked up in the front office, and it’s getting near time to move all of that stuff down here (and out of the way).
We had a lovely morning, with Julie taking the train in from Valpo to meet us for a brunch at Promontory. After visiting a bit, Julie and Liz headed out to go fabric shopping, and I did a bit of demo work on the house.
When we broke for lunch, I suggested going out to someplace new (we usually just get Jimmy John’s delivered, and that gets old over a while). When I mentioned going back to the nearby Hyde Park Taco Station, Bob’s eyes lit up.
Got home last night, and my task was to throw up some ceiling washers in the guest bedroom area (which will eventually be part of our shared office). As I was up there, I noticed some small stickers dotting the ceiling – stars and crescent moons.
Tonight was one of the few nights Bob wasn’t planing on being at the house, so we used it as an opportunity to do some messy work. After getting home from work, we suited up and tackled cleaning the chimney bricks in the master bedroom.
This is not exactly what you’d call a relaxing weekend. But we did get a great deal of work done. The days and weeks are going to be busy like this for a little while, as we race the oncoming cold.
One part of the ceiling was exposed, so I was able to see the joist directly. After putting in that first washer, I went to the other side of the room and picked up the joist down there, putting in another washer. Then I used the laser level to connect the dots, and put in more washers down the line.
Tonight, I was late getting home (went to a chiro appointment). When I got home, Bob had already left for the day… and I was excited to see more of the bedroom wall was up – a lot more!
Came home to find that Bob started building our new wall, between the master bedroom and our guest room/office! With all the work we’ve done to clear out this space, it’s been exciting to see all the new things that are arriving – plywood on the floor, studs for new walls.
When clearing out the dining room, I was looking to move our fridge to our actual kitchen kitchen. After emptying it out, I was able to maneuver it over myself… but the measurements I took weren’t quite right.
On Sunday, Bob and Julie came back over and spent the afternoon with us. Bob helped us get the cabinets set up, and the new sink moved and plumbed in to the new countertop.