Posts Tagged "our first home"

A Dreary, Productive Day Outside

The whole time we were outside, the sky looked like it was going to start pouring rain. Luckily for us, the weather reports held true and we were able to work without a drop. The dark skies did add a little urgency while we worked though, as it felt like we were always racing the rain.

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A Small Bit of Drywall

Today, Liz and I spent some time in the basement with a bit of drywall work. While Bob is helping to build our stairs, we’re trying to do some of the in-between work. Our task today: add some drywall, and start to build out one of the walls for the stairs.

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Guest Room Floor Demo

Made a big push today, and got the rest of the guest room floors up. With much of the ancillary side work out of the way, all that’s left was to just power through getting the remaining floorboards removed.

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Master Bedroom Floor Demo, Part 2

The process involved a lot of repetition. First, I’d remove a section of floorboards. Then I’d go and remove all of the nails. Then I’d take all the wood over to the office, and sweep up any of the debris/nails. Then I’d use the shop vac to clear out the dust/debris in each space I had just opened up

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Master Bedroom Floor Demo, Part 1

The first few rows cleared out. One challenge: with the floor gone, there were some big nails left in the joists – every six inches or so. Once I ripped up a length, I’d have to go back with a hammer and pry out all of the nails. In a few instances, the heads snapped off (being super old and brittle as they are), and required a pair of channel locks to finish the job.

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Demo in the Master Bedroom

With me on a kind of staycation between jobs, it’s a good chance for me to really put in some hours on the house and get some work done. Stealing an hour or two after we get home from work is nice, but this week and next… I’m able to put in a solid run of hours.

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