Holiday merriment has impeded the regularity of my posts, but it has also slowed progress to some degree (though not as much as would have been expected) so it all comes out even. And we're happy to have had some much needed down time, and some fun with our family and friends.
We had a great holiday. We visited my parents and sister in LA, I worked on a commission, we helped Jasson's sister and her family move, and we spent new years eve with our friends Josh and Rachel. All in all, a great, peaceful, memorable time....just what we desire in a holiday.
Now we're back at it. Drywall mud and tape is nearly done....about 4 more work days on that perhaps? It won't look any different than these pictures when done, but it will feel smooth (now there are uneven parts that will be smoothed out with a final coat of mud and sanding). Here are some shots of it last Sunday:
Our bedroom (above)
Art room/office (above)
Kitchen (my favorite view! above)
Living area (above)
Jasson also got about 2/3 of the way through building the water heater closet outside, and put the drywall in the walls of the skylight (you can see in the second to last shot above, that that hadn't been done at the time of the photo). Here are some shots of him building the water heater closet. I was pretty diligent this time, so got some good beginning to end (or middle) progress shots:
Beginning to frame (above)
Frame built (above)
Walls attached (above)
While Jasson worked on this, I was priming the wood pieces for the corbels. Here's what they look like all laid out and drying when I had nearly finished:
The curved pieces in the foreground and midground (on the blue wheelbarrow) are the curved "angled braces" that will connect the top and side straight pieces, which are the ones way in the background.
Here we are at lunch that day.....Jasson had just enjoyed the last of the leftover prime rib (notice ribs in the foreground) from my parents' amazing Christmas dinner....and we were just getting ready to dive into my sister's delicious Christmas cookies. That was a treat of a jobsite lunch indeedy.
As for this week, Jasson is hoping to get off work early enough to hit the lumber yard and pick up the wood we need to build the deck. If he can make it, then he can spend tonight and/or tomorrow night cutting all the wood so he can get to building it this coming weekend. We are also an inch or two away from ordering our kitchen cabinets....if we can coordinate, we may be able to do that this weekend or next on our way to the house. As soon as the drywall mud is totally done (2 weeks?), I'll be priming the walls inside, starting with the kitchen so that the cabinets will have their space to go up! Getting so exciting!!!!