Getting There!

My favorite holiday weekend is going on. I had planned on renting a truck and fighting the crowds at Home Depot to get the rest of the insulation that I needed. Alas, the truck I usually get was rented for the day. So I had to change my plan. Instead I finished hooking up my drain vent. Hopefully it's ok. It goes up somewhere upstairs. I'll have to find it when I get to work on the upstairs.

Then I started on the wall and made pretty good progress.

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At one point, I ran out of screws and had to go to Home Depot to get some more. I bought the screws on the right in the photo below. I had been using the screws on the left. There was no comparison. The ones on the left worked so much better. I remember Mickey telling me about them a few years ago. He got them from Menards, which isn't near me. Home Depot doesn't sell that type, so I bought the regular philips head. After having problems with the first three I tried to use, I ended up driving all the way out to Menards to get the good ones again. It's hard to believe how much easier they go in.

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Back in the Swing of Things

My two weeks of jury duty threw me off my game a bit, but I got back to working on the house again. This weekend I built the half wall, though I left it tall because I'm not sure how high it should be. I also finally rented a truck and bought some insulation. I started attaching it to the wall as well. Here are some pictures I took this weekend.

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I also glued my plumbing pipes, since Mickey dropped by last weekend and gave it an ok. Next I should probably go and order the big window for the back of the house, since that will take around three weeks to get made.