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.
Bob ran into engine trouble with his truck on Friday, and ended up having to get it towed back to his house. With a lot of lumber already strapped to the top of it (slated for delivery here), he ended up renting a large cargo van, and reloaded tons of things to bring over to our place.
One of the things we missed, when we first added insulation to the walls, was actually stopping up some of the gaps in the walls. So while the insulation helped, the room could definitely have been sealed up a bit better.
The game of moving things from one place to the other continues.
Came home to find Liz and Bob standing near the stairs on the first floor, checking out some wallpaper samples.
I suited up after work, and kind of got into a steady groove. Got the wall done and debris bagged and cleared out to boot. Though it made for a late night, I felt quite productive. Conked out pretty soon afer dinner, though.
Lately, I’m wrecking shirts faster than I can keep them clean. Though for tonight’s task, I got particularly dusted up.
I’m still amazed at what happens to time, when we work on the house. Once we get going, the hours just seem to slip by. I’m not sure why that is, because during the whole process… it’s not something I’d describe as “enjoyable” or fun.
We had some plywood to bring up, and what better time than now to make that whole process a little easier. No need to maneuver around the railing if the railing’s gone!
Part of the work involved prying loose some wall studs on the other side of our bathroom closet. These pieces were pretty nailed in, and required using the Sawzall to cut through the nails – which Liz did. She also spent about 20 minutes prying the pieces loose by hand, and was pretty well beat by the time I got home.
After work, Liz and I put in a little time on the house. Bob’s been over all week, and by the time we get home… there are a few tasks for us to attend to (some clean-up, some prep work before his next visit).
We brought up a sheet of plywood from the kitchen, and split up our tasks: Liz focused on measuring and cutting insulation while I went and removed the last bits of floor in the master bedroom (which the furnace had been sitting on).
We had a bit of an audible today, as Liz and I were slated to go out to Katie’s house to help pour some concrete. The weather was looking a little iffy, and by the time we got on the road… we talked with Bob, and determined it would be better to reschedule.
At home, what did we do with that newly free time? We decided to work on the house.
After work, Liz and I started to put in some insulation in between the floor joists on the second floor. With a lot of the old/unused gas pipes removed, the space is pretty clear for us to get this insulation down.
To help give Bob some room when he works in there (soon), we decided to make clearing the kitchen more of a priority. We had his help today in relocating the AC units, and one of the furnaces down into the basement. We moved the other furnace upstairs, to the office… where it will eventually get installed in its own furnace room.