Thursday, November 29, 2007

Bring on the painter

Dad finished up his part today... this guy's pretty good huh?

Note the blue rings are just tape holding the pipe wrap until the glue dries:

Future home of foosball table:

Future home of tasty treat storage:

Workshop off in the distance:

Standing right about where the basketball hoop will be (you think I'm joking)

Finally somewhere to put the 1000 books we have in this house:

I got your storage right here pal:

Laundry chute:

Where's your roof box hiding?

Way behind

I will definitely get pictures up tonight... the room looks incredible! The bookcase is done and the storage cabinets will be done today. The painter starts Tuesday so that's a sign that things are winding down. More tonight...

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Holiday break

No work on the room since last Wednesday, but I do need to get the pictures of the bookcase up tonight. Painter is waiting in the wings and Dad just has a couple days or so worth of finish work to do. Carpeting has been ordered and will be in in about 2 weeks so we're still on pace for a pre-Xmas move in. Sad thing is that we've realized that the work is only starting once the room is done since moving into it changes half of the house as we shift rooms around. Fortunately, right around the time of completion of this room I get rid of 3 of my commitments for about a month (bike racing, summer class project, current class) so I should have time to do something useful other than sign checks...

Hope everyone had a good turkey day...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

This guy passed wood shop

So Dad has certainly been busy the past several days. Maybe I need to cut down on the amount of coffee I leave for him :) Note: most of the woodwork seen was all done today...

Friday, November 16, 2007

Kinda tailed off here...

Ok, sorry for no real updates this week. There's a few reasons:

1) Crazy busy
2) Much like a little sheetrock looks like a lotta sheetrock, a little joint compound looks just like a lotta joint compound
3) Crazy busy

Today is a momentous day in some regards because by the end of the day we will have heat and outlets and we may be ready to paint. We have to go select and buy said paint and then next week starts getting into finish work, paint, etc. Me and the boys will put down the carpeting basically last and then we'll be ready to go. Pictures this weekend.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Days 5 and 6

Well I was busy and a little sheetrock looks kinda the same as a lotta sheetrock so I skipped Friday. Dad hung 22 sheets today... solo... and he's 61... the man is a workhorse! The room could be painted and heated by week's end...

And yes, I apparently need to clean the camera lens...

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Day 4, Houston, We Have Some Plumbing

Day 4 saw the framing get finished, some more subfloor put down, and the heat roughed in. Completion of subfloor and then it's on to sheetrock tomorrow...

Blowtorch vs. styrofoam insulation... guess who won:

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Day 3, Let There Be Light

So the significance of today's picture, which looks just like yesterday's picture, is that it was taken with no flash. We actually have honest to goodness working lights with switches and everything... well sort of (as seen in picture 2).

This can't be to code (yet) ...

In between helping to pull wires, Dad has also managed to get most of the place ready for sheetrock once the plumbing for heat is roughed in. There's a definite chance this could look like an actual room within the next few days.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Day 2, electrical day

So today's updates are a little less noticeable, but no less extensive. The electrician was the busy bee today and the outer walls are all framed and insulated. By tomorrow night there could be real lights down there.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Day 1

And so it begins:

My prediction is that the bulk of framing and subfloor is done tomorrow. Electrical sometime this week I think. Plumber comes Thursday to rough in heat.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Basement, Day 0

Work starts tomorrow. Here's where we are now:

Pretty much looks like a basement. You can see evidence of me trying to do something useful for the past year or two before finally giving up.