Monday, August 4, 2014

Only 3 more weeks....

So here it is, almost time to head west and see what happens this year.
Here's the bunkhouse as we left it last fall. You can see the front end of our small trailer to the right, that is what we have used for the last several years. Not that I don't appreciate it but it would be a really nice to move into the bunkhouse.

We have a guy who promises he will start on August 26. I plan to leave a few days earlier so I can get a few things done before he gets there.
We have a cement floor in the back room which will be a storage room for me but will serve as a bedroom for now. I need to clean that floor and paint it before we start working with more mud. It will make cleaning up a lot easier after the texture is finished. Plus I have to haul out all the scraps of sheetrock so we can work in there.

Hopefully this will be almost finished!
The plan is to hire him to finish the taping, sand and spray texture the ceilings and he says he can finish the same week he starts 
(that's the way the previous workers should have done it last year...grrrr!)

The husband will drive out the following weekend.
We will take over then and texture the walls with a Mission style.
I enjoy texturing, not sure if we can actually get it all done ourselves but we will see. 
We need to try to keep costs down after last years problems. Frankly we are out of budget to finish so we really need to pinch pennies.
(basically we are paying to finish the taping and sanding twice)

The husband plans to spray prime everything and hopefully spray paint too.
The very first thing we'll finish is the bathroom...floor, walls and all the fixtures.
Actually I'm dying to get my transformed buffet to vanity in there and see how it looks.
The husband is a licensed electrician so he will finish the electrical and hang lights.
The gas company came in last year after we left and buried the gas line so we will have heat! Just need to hook up to the furnace.

No floors this year other than the bathroom. The plan is to get to the point this year, where we were supposed to be last year. The last carpenters lack of following through set us back an entire year.
I'm really crossing my fingers and holding my breath as I write this... that the new guy will work out, if he does there is a ton of others projects for him in the future.

I'll be back after August 26th with an update...good or bad!


Nancy said...

I'm so excited for you!! Good and dependable carpenters are worth their weight in gold! I've textured several rooms before with sheetrock mud and a trowel. I had a blast!! And it really turned out beautiful! Good luck with yours!!


I think we should get together next week! I didn't realize you were heading out so soon! We could go to Haupt market and then How Quaint. Their sales are next me if that works for you...their sales are on Thursday!
I hope you will get all the work done that you want to.Bummer about the bad workers.