Rich took a day and a half vacation time, so we headed out to the house Friday afternoon...
This is a list of what we accomplished before heading home about 3pm today... (sorry for the caps, Rich made the list and sent it to me and I am not retyping it so we aren't shouting..)
PAINTED AND INSTALLED CROWN MOLDING
INSTALLED WINDOW CASING
FILLED NAIL HOLES
INSTALLED GREEN BOARD AND DRYWALL
MUD/TAPE (yes, again)
INSTALLED TOILET WATER SUPPLY LINE
INSTALLED TOILET SEWER LINE
PAINTED AND INSTALLED WINDOW CASING
Yea, that's a lot... and here are the photos to prove it..
|that's green board over the shower. It is a special kind of drywall that is resistant to mold and moisture...|
|We caulked all surfaces that we were told to per the instructions...which was 9 areas...|
|finished the installation of the shower faucet handle|
|and added the shower head...|
|We can't install the shower doors yet, so we bought a curtain rod, shower curtain and rings. We could shower...although the shower curtain is a bit short and we got some water on the floor, but WHO CARES!!|
|See that silver pipe up there? I can't count the times Rich has hit his head on it going into the basement..|
|The cats were watching us through the kitchen window...I think they can hear the microwave "ding" and they are pretty sure they are getting some warm milk...|
|This is how you bring home the crown moulding and window casing when one is 12ft long and one is 10ft long...|
|dining room ceiling painted...|
These are all the WRONG CUTS... So I got out my iPad and googled "compound miter cuts for crown moulding" and we did some cheats... We labeled all 4 corners in the dining room with which end got an "A" cut and which ends got a "B" cut. Once you cut and nail them onto the wall, it's hard to tell which is which..
|Our "cheat sheets" Can you read them? Left one says A, right says B..|
|More cheat sheets...or cheat boards..|
We had two wild animal sightings this weekend. The first was Saturday night around 8.... I looked out the kitchen french doors to see a possum eating out of the cat feeder... I couldn't move fast enough to get a photo. He returned Sunday night around the same time...still couldn't get a picture.. and he ran off when Rich tried to sneak up on him from the sun room...
And we also had a visit from a Heron. He landed on the pond and stood near the edge looking for dinner... and I caught him snagging a fish.. I couldn't believe I had the camera on record...
You have to look very closely. He stands there very still and then dips his head into the pond, grabs the fish and swallows... sorry, it looks like the video is sideways.. I didn't take it sideways so maybe blogger is playing games...
Here is still that shows the Heron a bit better...