On my way to Lowe’s to buy two access panels. Today’s goal is drywall. I am not sure if I have enough, in fact I am almost sure I don’t and of course you know I have no truck to transport so I might have to perform some magic. In putting up the drywall I have to add 4 access panels (yes I said 4…smh), close up a junction box, add a junction box, and repair the ceiling.
After hanging the drywall I will mud it up and after mudding I will let dry, sand and then paint it. I have ALL day to do this so it should not be a problem to finish this today right? Yeah okay…we will see…
Oh and BTW I forced myself to not do any work yesterday. I needed the rest!
1:41 I will be lucky if I get all the drywall hung! One thing I have learned is that I am not good at fractions at all…either that or I just can’t cut a straight line. LOL I don’t even have a wall finished yet
but I am getting close!
I am still working on that same frick-fracking wall! I went down in the basement for something, (I can’t even remember what it was now) and I noticed the basement was really cold. How could that be? I walk over to the whatchamacallit (I have no idea what it’s called) and all I feel is MY COLD AIR blowing out in the basement through the seams. Well I guess now it makes sense why the house wasn’t getting cold. Again the results of hiring some jack leg to do my work with no permits. How much money do I have to waste and how much frustration do I have to suffer to realize I can’t win like this? While I was frantically taping up the duct trying to contain my cold air, with pink duct tape mind you, I concluded that one of these things MUST happen:
- I must make more money so I can hire PROFESSIONALS or
- I must get a husband that is as handy as a PROFESSIONAL or
- I must get a husband that can hire PROFESSIONALS
- Or I must get a husband that will let me stay home (while he works) and I work on the house myself, hiring PROFESSIONALS when and if needed…LOL
- Or ideally a combo of 2,3, and 4 🙂
There are no other viable options if I don’t want to live in a jacked up house forever. I have to take a break now cause I worked myself like an Egyptian slave in this hot-house today and I am hungry as heck!. I been working on this one wall and I have not even gotten to the point of being able to put the mud on it. OMG. I guess there will be no sanding going on tonight!! I am getting frustrated with this kitchen!!
NOTE: I been typing for 19 minutes and in that time there is a considerable difference in the air temp in here. I wonder how much cold air leaked in my basement. I bet its full of snakes down there chilling in my cool air. THE NERVE!!
9:45 PM…I had to make another trip to Lowes. On my first trip earlier today I returned $60 worth of stuff then I brought a few things. Some of the returns went on my debit card, some was returned in cash. I spent every penny of the cash. On my second trip I took some more stuff back…things that I didn’t need and then I commenced to buy some 45 minute sheetrock mud, a sheet of sheet rock that just so happened to have been damaged and which they sold to me for half the original price. I cut what I needed so it would fit in the car. I had to eat my dinner in the car while I was talking to my sister on the phone. I came back in and worked on one more piece. I am going to go in the kitchen and clean up for the night. I see a lot of things I can put away now…from the tile job and the electricity. whoooo whoooo. That makes life in the kitchen a little neater. I think I am also going to bring the bucket in the house and throw each and every tool in it so I don’t spin my wheels tomorrow looking for tools.
The house is much cooler. I just went down into the basement and it is much warmer now! I wonder how long that air has been leaking? I guess it pays to go into the dungeon once in a while. 😦
I just finished putting away electrical supplies, cement supplies and tile supplies. I moved one of the cabinets over to where it is supposed to go and it is not going to fit like I thought. I was thinking I wanted the sink to be offset to the right and it shouldn’t be a problem because I could use elbows in the drain pipe and the water pipes are flexible BUT what I did not consider is the fact that the sink base is 33″ which is the minimum size for the sink so the sink has to be centered in that cabinet. I have to look at my plan again because it is not making sense to me now and I know Randy (from the store) considered this. I am getting all confused. I should have never peeked so to speak!!
I am beat… taking a shower and calling it a night…