|Front windows with sheetrock|
I was totally overcome with it all. The dirt and dust was enormous. I just couldn't cope with the clean up (and with allergies and asthma I am told I shouldn't be), not to mention the task of keeping the pets out of so much unhealthy debris (which Poosa, bless her hungry heart, is as likely to eat as anything!). Anyway, I was ready to call the whole thing off and just get the sheetrock primed and painted, but it looks so horrid now and I've put so much into this remodel that that thought just about broke my heart.
|Sheetrock in the great room|
|Laundry, utilities, and very small closet|
Clean-up will happen at least once a day and maybe at lunch as well. Leigh got clean tarps which we will put down at the end of the day once everything is cleaned so that the dogs, especially, have a clean surface to walk on. Chauncey is getting very old and he thinks he has to come in the front door and I can't chase him, especially in the dark, so this way he can walk through the construction area without bringing tons of dust with him. And Thackeray, who was very quick to make his complaints known to Leigh this morning, will be able to wander at least on nights when the dust has settled a bit. I kept all of us in the bedroom with a closed door last night because the air was thick with dust, but today it is much improved.
|Broom closet on left, then 1/2 bath, and of course laundry|
And we are going to try one round of mudding (and yes, Laurie, it is the hot mud you mentioned) and see how things look and how much sanding is needed. I was having a massage today and noticed that in that building the walls actually have bumps or globs which I guess was the style in the past, and honestly, it looked kinda cool! I like texture and swirls and I am not wedded to a totally smooth surface, so that will help also. And I will be taping my door on my side so if I need to go out I can simply un-tape the door, go out, get whatever I need, return, and re-tape the door. Leigh also put hooks on both sides of the door (there is no latch) so that I can latch it from either side to keep Chauncey especially from charging through when he shouldn't.
|Kitchen area, closet, bedroom hallway, utility closet|
In addition, Leigh got me fixed up with a three-way plug (I have tons of them, of course, but in storage!), so I now have two lamps and my toaster oven plugged in and I'm really looking forward to making my Sunshine Burger for dinner tonight--it isn't fancy cooking, but I am taking care of myself, and I am fixing my own food, having taken back that "power" from swaneagle, and it is comforting and my colon likes it, so that makes it wonderful in my eyes.
Tomorrow is the start of another week and I am sure that it will be a much better week and I know I will get a break at the end of the week for my weekend, and that will help bunches. So that is the update on this end. Life is definitely looking much more possible!