Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Tile, walls, walls and more walls

A lot of progress was made last weekend. Most of the shower tile is in, the soap dish was the wrong color so that isn't tiled in yet. The cement board for the floor tile was installed. The walls are damn close to being ready for texture too. Putting the mud on the walls took me about 20 hours, sanding and sponging down the topping compound took me, my parents and the gf about 30 total hours and there is about 5 or so hours of work left. That was just for two bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a refrigerator (cooling beer and leftovers at the moment) plus an oven and dish washer that aren't connected yet. On top of all the progress last weekend cost considerably less than the previous weekend buying appliances and there is internet at the house. The WHOLE internet! The biggest disappointment to the weekend was that the 3 doors I'd spent so long hanging and trying to get perfect are out of alignment again... time for the hand planner...

As for the shrinking list,

o Bath tile Soap dish
o Smooth bedroom walls
o Bathroom ceiling
o Bathroom floor cement board and tile
o Texture bedrooms
o paint bedrooms/bathroom
o Half bath door
o Laundry/half bath wall
o Drywall hallway/half bath
o Mud/smooth laundry/hallway walls
o Laundry floor cement board/tile
o Texture/paint hallway and laundry room

By the end of tomorrow I'm hoping to be ready for texturing.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Just a few long-assed days ago the walls looked like this.

Then there was 3 days of doing nothing but smearing joint compound on the walls and now they look more like this. But not really since the picture was before the topping compount.

I've got some time off in two weeks. The house has to be ready to move in at the end of it. Texturing all of the walls, tiling the bathroom and getting carpet in the bedroom are all that is left to move in but by no means all that is left.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What's not is sight?

Like there being no 'i' in team there is no 'end' in sight. Work, work, work... Back in the attic to wire up lights for the closets. Back in the crawl space to wire up the hot water heater (yeah, not my first choice either.) It never seems to end. On the bright side most of the sheetrock is done and the bathroom is ready to mud, the heater works, there is insulation, the wiring is done, the closet has a door instead of a hole cut in the wall. Only 14 days for working on the house left for me before I've got to move in. Panic! I haven't even bought the tile yet.