Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Well all, all I can say is that I have been busy busy busy plus a nap or two here and there lol
As you all can see I have been busy with the house, was working allot too but with the cold weather things have really slowed down. Works out in my favor for being able to have lots of time to work on the house but not so good for the checking account. Currently I am hanging the last of the sheet rock in the bedroom and large closet. I should be done tonight or fri at the latest.
I'm in at my sisters today making home made rolls and deviled eggs for tomorrow. I should soon have my own kitchen going :O) going fri or sat to pick up the cabinets and order the counter tops, paying alittle extra to have the store cut and put the ends on, I have never cut or worked on counter tops so I chickened out lol they will have 2 45degree corners that will need to be cut and I know that it is most likely beyond me and my skill saw :O) So I'm getting pretty excited about all that is happening with the house.
about a week ago the propane guys showed up and we upgraded the tanks valves and lines, wasn't too bad. No leaks so I guess I did good. Was worried about that. They checked all the fittings and appliances then turned the gas on and lite the hot water heater, cook stove, and the vent less 20,000 btu heater. That little heater heats the place just nicely. 700 sq ft and on the mornings that its 10 degrees outside its 65 inside and that's on the lowest setting and it comes on for a short while then goes off for a long time. The insulation is working great. The only problem I have had is that the house is too tight. I was having a prob with humidity until I cracked a window open, just barely mind you. Didn't think it would be enough but it was. went from 68% too 32% in a matter of a few hours.
So now I have a flush able toilet, and shower that I can use with hot water :O) yeeehaaaa . its the simple things in life now that make me smile big. So now I can take showers at my own place now. So Thank you so very much too my family that put up with me for so long taking showers at their places. Thank you so very very much you all. Never will you guys know just how much that has meant too me. Thank you again.
Now I am in the process of still mudding taping and sanding the sheet rock joints. uuuuggggg. but will be worth it when its finally done. Trying hard to be giving myself a present for x-mas. A house too live in :O) plus a bigger tv...
maybe some carpet too but rugs will work for now.
I need some suggestions on paint colors, I am not a interior decorator. I know a person that is great at that stuff but.... all I know is that I want it to be relaxing colors, nothing harsh or dark.
that's the begging of the ceiling sheet rock job. the dark thing in the ceiling is the chimney piece that goes to the bigger chimney on the outside for the wood stove. I have to still put the other pipe in but will do that as soon as its sanded and painted.
That red thingy is the Sheet rock jack, its worth its weight in gold if you ask me lol ex specially if your doing it alone..
My new vanity and vanity top. doesn't match anything else in the bathroom but I like it :O)
the ceiling in the living room.
ooops got two of the same pic
this is the before sheet rock
the after sheet rock, it was a major pain in the ass to be blunt. and it was my own fault too. it would have help if the room was square lol as you can see by the towel that I have been using the shower.
this is in the bedroom today, the one piece is attached but I had to leave and make rolls so when I get home I will attach it and put some more up yet tonight. once these two room are done I am DONE with hanging the sheet rock :O)
I really haven't been doing much else, just work and work. Got to go for now, rolls need pulled out of the oven and get back home to the sheet rock :O) I hope everyone is doing great and that you all have a wonderful thanksgiving and be safe :O)
Monday, November 4, 2013
No words needed lol
or here either, except that it would be nice if it was warm too :O(
getting ready for the foam to be sprayed!!
looks funny but it really works great..
and then the sheet rock going on the rest of the walls.
here I have been mudding and taping the walls. Theres allot of screws there :O( hence, allot of mudding and sanding :O(
The foam really is some great stuff, it sound proofs it and makes it really easy to heat too. I have been using a little buddy heater to keep the chill off in the house, left it on one nite to dry the mud and it was 37 degrees in the morning but in the house it was 76 degrees!!! I'm really happy with it. The guy that owns the company said I would b e happy with it in the winter but the summer is when I will be truly impressed with its insulating ability's. said that it will keep cooler than a regularly insulated house by a long ways and be cheaper too. I hope so.
So this is what I have been doing mostly, putting up sheet rock which all of the walls are done now, going to town one of these near days and buying the last of the sheet rock. Them last pieces will be for the ceiling.
I have also fixed all the gas lines in the house and they are ready for the propane to be hooked up. Just have to get the propane tank updated :O( Oh yea, I have to put in the stove pipe and hot water heater vent pipe in still too but that's not going to take much. Things are coming along pretty good, just time consuming. But its getting soooo close :O)