Back to Work

The class at IIT was not meeting my expectations, so I decided to quit going. This means I can get cracking on the room again. I think I’m just about done with the drywall taping. I just need to wipe down the coat I put on yesterday and I’ll be ready to prime it. I also started working on the floor. I cut out the bad pieces and cut some new plywood to fill. I may have to put something thin beneath the plywood to make sure it’s level with the rest of the floor. But I think it’ll be ok. Another trip to Home Depot to buy the ductwork and I should be good to go.

Temporary Delay

I’ve started a class this summer at IIT and it’s taking quite a bit of my time. Needless to say, nothing has been done on the house since the class started. However, this needs to change. My last success was the installation of my new window. Now, I can finish taping the closet and the area around the window. So, to finish the room, I need to do the following:

1. Finish taping
2. Install heat duct
3. Replace rotten floor boards
4. Order/Install cork flooring
5. Paint room
6. Install trim around floor, windows and doors
7. Install ethernet, tv and phone cable
8. Set up closet

I think that’s it. I don’t know how long it will take, but I’d like to get more active in working on the room again. It’s very easy to just stop working and let a month pass without doing anything. At a rate like that, I’d never get done with the room.


There will be no work done on the house this weekend, as I’m taking my mother and a friend of hers to Springfield to see the new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library.

Happy Birthday Mom! (Her birthday was on May 31st.)