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Making Sawdust.

November 28, 2011

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We traveled to Raleigh, NC to spend some time with Ryan’s sister, her husband and their family.  Her husband’s parents were gracious enough to host all of us, including Ryan’s parents as well.  It was a lovely time, in a beautiful home, with great family.  Of course I can’t let this post go without putting up a picture of Ryan and I with our adorable nephew and niece!

Oh yeah, Ryan taught our nephew how to climb a wall like Spidey (Spiderman)…

Now on to sawdust….when we left on Thursday our kitchen was looking like this.  We made it home on Saturday so we were able to put in some hours to keep the project going.  Our first small project was getting the NuTone hole patched.  Ryan made a box out of 2×4’s so that I had something to screw the drywall screws into.  It was way overkill, but hey, we don’t skimp…haha!

Last weekend I hit up the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  I was lucky enough to find a drop piece of drywall.  I scored this gem for a whopping 64 cents.  The same size board sells at Lowes for about 5 bucks (ridiculous, i know).

Measure twice, cut once.  I think I actually triple measured.  My patch piece fit perfectly, first try…damn I’m good…can I get a booya?!

She’s now tapped and spackled up.  It will take a slow 3 coats, as usual.  I’m really getting sick of patching, but I guess it goes along with the remodeling teritory.  I figure over the next few days I will be able to get in some sanding and re-coating.

While I was busy patching my NuTone hole, Ryan was busy making sawdust on the front porch.  He cut and secured a few more support pieces on the base cabinet and got the countertop base cut.

Oh, and take note that I finally got a new globe for the ceiling fan.  I broke that darn thing when I painted the ceiling of the front porch as few weeks ago (here).  It cost about 12 bucks which irritated me, but some things are inevitable.

Back to the kitchen…so Ryan measured about ten times and set out to cut the base for the countertop.  It turned out sooooooooo  good.  I am super-excited and can now totally envision what this kitchen will look like once it’s finished.

Super-cool, huh?!  Here is another view because his work deserves to be seen from more than one angle 😉  You can also see the first coat of spackle on the NuTone hole…

Well, there you have it!  We had a relaxing weekend with some family and then we went right back to work…kitchens just don’t go anywhere on their own, you know!  Tonight I plan to sand, prime, and paint the interior of the cabinet so Ryan can get the top screwed down.  Yeah!  Very excited to see some light at the end of the tunnel!

Happy Monday, ya’ll!


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