July 24, 2007

House Work

Last Friday, my friend Meredith watched the kidlets and I got a little painting done at the Purple House. Not as much as I would have liked, which is the story of my life these days.

Saturday we got up, ate breakfast and went back to the other house. We finished hanging panels on our side fence (after two trips to Lowes for fence boards -- somebody and it wasn't me had a problem calculating and counting). Once again I got to use the reciprocating saw. Something about wielding power tools is kind of fun. We figured out that we have been working on the fence for the last 5 weekends in a row. We will need at least one more to trim out the fence that's finished and then we'll need to begin work on the sections of fence that will close off the back yard. The fence on either side of the house will be shorter than what we've already built, but it will be at least as much work. We'll be building three gates (one of them a double gate for trucks).

Our carpenters have started fixing the rafters and dormers upstairs. They claimed before they started that they'd be done with everything including framing the rooms out in two weeks, but I'm beginning to wonder. Sigh.