Posts Tagged "our first home"

An Unexpectedly Long Day

It was only after my shower that I realized I had yet to shovel our sidewalk outside, with all the snow that came down during the day. So I changed, went outside, and did that for a good while.

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Vacation Drywall, Part 3

After dry-fitting the pieces, Liz applies Green Glue to the drywall while I put some sealant along any seams (and any screw heads). Once that’s done, we position the drywall together, and get a few screws in for the board to remain in position. Then, as I’m throwing more screws in… Liz is off to the next piece.

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Adding Supports on the First Floor

Bob was over again for a full day working on the house. I had work work I needed to catch up on, and so I spent most of my time in the office, working on my computer. But luckily, Liz was around and worked alongside Bob to help put in some new support beams on the first floor.

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Installing Drywall on the Master Bedroom Ceiling

This morning, everyone was up early in Valparaiso. Julie and Liz were up, prepping for a day of shopping and visiting with Katie. Bob and I were up and ready to head back to Hyde Park for work on the house. Bob and I left around 8:30 AM, and headed to Medici’s for breakfast. After that, we were back at the house and getting to work in the master bedroom.

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Moving Lights, Cleanup

Today, I felt better – but I could still tell I was a bit off. That said, I did some small bit of work around the house. While Bob was working on setting up a furnace on our second floor, I did a bit of light demo, cleaned up a lot of trash around the house, and relocated the lights from the bedroom to the hallway.

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The Wrong Direction

One of my tasks over the weekend was to cleanly cut the ceiling drywall, so that we could get rid of the loose stuff… and preserve the remaining drywall that I had secured with washers. Bob snapped a line for me as a guide, and I continued the work that Liz started on Saturday.

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More Drywall

At the close of the day, I realized I had more work to do – and continued cleaning out the closet area (and filling in the gaps in the wall with foam). Though to my credit, I did decide to use gloves this time. He can be taught!

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Insulating the Stairway Walls, Continued

Got another good house night in today, after work. With some serious cold temps coming soon, I wanted to get more insulation on the walls by the stairs (every little bit helps). The main challenge here is that a scaffold is required, to be able to reach the high angle of the ceiling, near the base of the stairs.

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