All right – the final entry about what we did inside while we waited for spring to show up. We have had some summer type weather over the last two weeks and almost all of the snow is gone. The funny thing is that it isn’t necessarily the north side snow left – it is open banks in the middle of fields. I think that wind driven snow becomes so packed that the R Value must be pretty high. We had a soccer wind up party on the weekend and used snow in the cooler to chill the beer. Not a usual activity for May.
On to the basement where we definitely made some progress although according to Spencer it is nothing special. We are pleased though as we have 4 of the 5 t-bar sections in place along with the acoustic tile cut and inserted. We had to purchase more trim wood for the beams so that stopped us from going any further last weekend on section 5. So instead Ron worked on some electrical in the basement and I painted more tin ceiling tiles. Ron has also purchased a special blade for the table saw in hopes of being able to cut down each tile the tiny bit it requires so we shall see in the fall how well that goes. I have finished painting all the walls and will work away at ceiling tiles as time permits.
This shows section 1,2 and 3 with t-bar and acoustic tiles in place.
This shows section 5 which needed beam coverage with fir trim so the progress ended here for now.
This small pile is all that remains in the basement – except for primed outside boards waiting to go up under the bay windows. The room looks amazingly big without piles of supplies in it.
Here are several of the many ceiling tiles primed and awaiting a)to be cut down and b)final coat of brown before installation.
This is it – the last ugly side!! Scaffolding waiting to go up and ugly vinyl waiting to come down!!! Yeah. I have wanted to get rid of this vinyl since the day we set the house down so it isn’t a minute too soon.
Just a quick update before we head outside to work. I’ll keep you posted on how things go.
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