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Old 05-04-2013, 09:17 PM   #16
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Trust me Jim I have thought about putting up a wall.

They have approved major infrastructure improvements where all the other families were that flooded again so that is good. I think we were just in nervous Nellie mode there for a while.

The sun came out today for the first time in like a week but things are still wet outside so we continued on inside. Below are a few shots from what we have doing

The first is where we tore out a wall and had someone put up the infamous beam. I now have a walk in closet. The left hand side is where we will be extending out and re-doing the master bath but that is waaaay in the future.

The second shows what I have been doing while locked in the house. I don't know why but when they put up the drywall in the house they ran the tape but didn't mud out the tape or feather it out so there is this massive ditch and then the tape. I have been fixing all of that so when we hang the new stuff its all level and neat. They also liked pictures. A LOT of pictures and pink walls. And if they missed the stud with the nail for said pictures..thats okay we will try another 30 times till we get it right and leave the holes there. You can also see the firring strips where we removed all the older than me ceiling tiles. I then had to go back and remove 9 million staples.

The third shot is one of these holes that keep getting cut in my drywall. If I catch the bastard that keeps doing it there will be hell to pay . If I hear "its only gong to be a small hole honey" one more time...I told him today, okay come here and let me put a small hole in your head!!

Moving along though. Only have to wire in the bathroom fan and put up the smoke alarms and then I think we can get inspected.

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Old 08-05-2014, 12:14 AM   #17
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Gah cannot believe it has been over a year since I updated this. Things have been a little crazy round the land yacht. Rebuild came to a screeching halt towards the end of last year due to some medical issues but we are back on track now.

The outside of the house is complete with the exception of a few pieces of trim and Is looking good. Still have gutters to go but those will have to wait.

We have all but finished the back half of the house on the inside and have moved everything back there and are now working on the front fun part.....to include actually having a freaking kitchen. Camp stove is getting REALLY old.

I am pretty stoked with my drywall finishing. It has been 6 months since we finished the back half and not a singe drywall pop and no sagging etc. Trim and doors look awesome and the paint job isn't too shabby either.

Will update with some pics when I find the dam camera...keep moving things around and I cannot find anything but I know where every stinkin tool is .

Again a big fat thank you to you all. You have been patient with my silly questions and willing with your advice and couldn't have come this far without your help.
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Thanks Jim....Man it is sooooo good to be able to get back into things. Been so crazy sitting on my ass not being able to do anything.

Today I got ticked off at the floor so did some demo.....nothing like breaking things to ease the tension.

The first picture is where we are opening up the living area and getting a beam. We had the beam work sized and blessed by an engineer and will have someone else put It in....suckers a little to heavy for me. Amazing what opening up a wall with do for the lighting. Note the "dedicated" fridge circuit that was jerry rigged in the past. No box cover not in the wall it was just hanging down behind a cupboard.

The second boring picture will have an after shot in a day or two with two new windows then I can rip out the nasty ceiling tiles and work some sheetrock magic. Planning now for kitchen electric so getting closer.

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