Thursday, February 22, 2007

An Update

Well, things haven't exactly been chaotic, but it was nice to get a little break. Since my last post, I finished about 350 sq ft in a 12 hour work day. Between that and picking up the slack on the house work, I've been pretty exhausted. The closets still need to be finished, and the trim transitions installed. Additionally, I've just had other stuff going on. Stuff at work is heating up as I've been assigned to a large project that seemed to be spiraling out of control. Luckily, we have a path set now (though I do not necessarily agree that it is the best one), and we have forward motion, which is much less frustrating than being at a standstill.

Last weekend was pretty much a bust as my 3 day weekend was turned into a 1 day weekend from overtime. Additionally, I've been doing a few side jobs on computers. Rebecca has gotten sick and is on the couch now trying to rest and recover. I'm hoping this weekend to get the stuff I need from Home Depot and finish out the floor. After that, I'm hoping to conscript a coworker to help with the new interior doors installation. After that its trim/molding for the majority of the house, and we'll have a "home" (hopefully).

With any luck, it will lead us into Spring and I'll finally have a chance to take a saw to the huge tree debris in the back yard, to prepare for the planting of crops that we can harvest.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

A little progress

So, Saturday we started in on our laminate floors. My wife went to the movies after working (it is tax season again) with her grandma while my brother once again came over to offer assistance. Joining us as well was my best friend Brandon. He also happens to be my next door neighbor!

Here we're working hard

The first few rows are complete

We're always having fun.

My brother got a little aggressive. Thats why you plan for waste.


After we stopped on Saturday (completing most of the living room) I continued to work Monday and Tuesday (today) on the floor and extended it into the bedroom from the hallway. Challenges included the 45 degree wall for where the door is, and various gaps where the wall isn't quite straight. All in all, it is coming along nicely. Tomorrow I think will be more of a "cleanup" and prep day, where Thursday I'll get into laying flooring again.

Looking into the computer (and soon to be baby's) room

Looking out to the hall area