Monday, July 19, 2010

It's Rocking - Sheetrocking...that is

The drywall crew came in last week and hung the drywall (also known as Sheetrock). Wow! What a huge difference it made. It is really starting to look like a house inside now.

Living Area

View Towards Kitchen

Looking Out from the Mudroom

My Spa Tub

Downstairs in the Little Cabin

Sleeping Loft in the Little Cabin

This week, the crew starts taping and mudding the joints on the drywall. After that comes the finishing and THEN we can start painting, tiling, and laying flooring. And our cabinets will get installed!

I get more excited as each step finishes. Look out end of August!

On another note, fire is definitely a concern. The spring and early summer rains really made the grasses and other vegetation grow around the house. We are trying to work with a neighbor who has a large tractor & bush-hogger to mow a larger perimeter around the houses. We really should have had this taken care of a few weeks ago when the vegetation was still green, but we are learning. Hopefully, we can work out the arrangements that we will be at the house and possibly with another neighbor who has a pumper truck on standby in case a spark catches the grass on fire. It is amazing how quickly the wind dried the grasses out in the summer heat once it quit raining.

There was a large (almost 20,000 acres) fire that started 9 days ago about 75 miles south of us. This fire grew in size quickly and is finally under control. The fire agencies are saying it is going to be an intense fire season because of the additional growth that took place. I can fully understand why by what I see at our house. We just have to keep working on pushing our perimeter outwards.


Gaelyn said...

So great to see the place coming together. Fire is a definite concern.

kRiZ cPEc said...

glad that fire didn't cause much damage. :)