Tag: drywall

  • Additional Storage

    I started my day off with grounds in my coffee, moved on to some emails being ignored, and then went to the basement to try and put some ceiling tiles up that should have been done two years ago. The ceiling tiles started, because I wanted them out of the garage where they were both […]

  • Circle of Life

    And so I finish my week of paid time off–you cannot call this a vacation, a vacation is very different from this–doing the same tasks with which I began: laundry, mowing the lawn, and cleaning up. Looking at my To Do list… This week was a failure. I am not ready for carpet. The ceiling […]

  • The Drudgery Continues

    I broke down and went to Home Depot this evening. I bought tools that I know I already have, which is frustrating, and I took the opportunity to fill up the gas canister for the lawn mower. Who has more fun than me? Today was just another day of finishing drywall. Doesn’t make for very […]

  • News from the Basement

    My back is very sore! That is all. Have a great day. Just kidding. Lots of drywall mudding, sanding, seeing errors, mudding, and sanding. But pictures of that are boring and hard to see any change. Maybe once things are primed. The ceiling grid is up, but it’s not hung from wires yet. I spent […]

  • PTO: Weekend Edition

    Saturday, I did all the usual stuff mowed the lawn, did laundry, and some yard work. I knew that it wasn’t going to be a project day, as we had a graduation party to attend, those things usually fall around mid-afternoon and kind of eat up a day. This one was no exception, 3-6. Only […]

  • Plan for the Basement

    Crafting station. Gone. Stationary bike. Removed. Assorted shelves, rugs, and clutter. Outta here. Lots of tools left, but I may need some of those. Otherwise, the basement is wide open. School is out. I’m done with Biology and with any other classes until next fall, when I hope to be starting the bachelor’s program at […]

  • Quick Bathroom Update #3

    I dragged the vanity and sink top upstairs and into the bathroom. I slid the vanity into place and realized that this isn’t going to work. There is a center rib on the back of the cabinet that is there to hold the brackets for the drawers, it is also perfectly lined up with the […]

  • Working My Tail Off

    Tomorrow is the big day! They’re coming to install my new garage door and all the goodies that go with it. Tonight I came home and moved stuff around in the garage, so that they’ve got room to work their magic. Moving stuff around meant putting stuff away and organizing, which needed to be done, […]

  • Bathroom: Sanding is Done

    I finished up my sanding and put some PVA primer on the walls. I still need to vacuum the floor really well and then cut in the floor, but I had a issue with my Shop-Vac on Saturday. Seems, the filter got clogged and came loose from the weight and the bag blew apart…. I […]

  • Panda Advice

    Word from the Facebook grapevine is that there is definitely some Irish in my ancestry. This comes from those who have had their DNA tested, so it’s legit. And that’s not even from the McCarrick side of the family. It’s not all that surprising, but definitely more verifiable than a google search on my last […]

  • Almost Forgot To Post This

    Firstly, I must confess that I neither started early enough nor worked hard enough to accomplish my goal of completing the main bathroom in our house. I had 9-days and that should have been plenty, but through a series of discouragements, demotivations, and distractions things did not progress quite as planned. I’m not saying nothing […]

  • Mixing and Mudding

    Yesterday was quite full of not doing drywall, as was the weekend before. However, today, today was full of more drywall mudding. Much of the work has been done previously and I find that I am making single pans of 90-minute mix and doing mostly touch-up work. Well, that and sanding. Lot’s of sanding. It’s […]