This week we saw our main living space transformed with drywall. It’s mighty nice! Part way through the process Kevin found a place to make use of all of our roxul scraps and help provide more of a sound barrier between the washer/dryer closet and our bedroom.
Our electrician also wired up a few of the light fixtures so we could test various LEDs to see which bulbs we want to live with. (We already knew we wanted a colour temperature of 2700K but the light intensities for the GU5.3’s we’ve been able to get off the shelf aren’t very high. Today we tested 360 and 400 lumens and would like to try some with 500 lumens but they’re very pricey and much more difficult to find.)
We still have some time before we move in and there is no end to the list of things to do. We had thought this would be the weekend for priming the downstairs and painting on both floors but it wasn’t quite ready. That was actually a relief since Kevin was under the weather and we had a few things to take care of in the city.
We opted to do that running around, visit with family, and take time for some hobbies. Kevin went out on the water and I went about crossing items from my list.
Ever since we moved to town I’ve been more focused on finishing long standing projects than starting new ones. I’m almost caught up but I still have one quilt (the first one I ever started) that’s been hanging around for over a decade and a stool that’s been in need of repair for 3 years.
When we started the design and build process I thought it would be nice to take care of these projects (or at least the quilt) before we move in and now I’m finally making headway on those goals.
Yesterday I found an old cherry branch (from the tree that used to stand where our bedroom now is) and made the replacement rung for my stool. It went much more quickly than I had expected and my body has had no complaints about the work! Today I vinegarized the heck out of the remaining joins so that I could undo them to fit the new rung in. Then I went about hand sawing individual wedges from a scrap of the tree. Talk about slow!
I’m so close to being done but I’ll have to put things on hold until I can make it to a hardware store before closing to pick up more glue!