Monday, December 24, 2012

Ceilings the joys and tribulations.

It has been well over a month since any progress was posted to this blog but we have not been idle. So now we are just puttering about in the snow, in between shopping trips and new jobs (I've started some causal jobs around town).  

There was a front porch to the house separated from the main room by a wall, which obviously Jeremy used his hugely man-ish muscles to demo.  The drywall had to come down too, chances were that there was going to be sawdust in the walls here just like the rest of the house.  This assumption was correct.  After I finished the demo/cleanup of the front porch Jeremy drafted a new ceiling to give the room a little more illusion of space.
He did a great job and I can't wait to put some books and a comfy reading chair there.  There are three windows in this little space, it's so nice to take advantage of that light streaming into the rest of the room.  
Jeremy and our friend Kirby removed some of the ceiling joists in the main room allowing us to vault the ceiling in the main room as well.  Jeremy installed the studs on either side of the chimney for drywall to go up.  

The Studio today... a mess of possibility.
Today (the day I wrote this post [Christmas Eve]) Jeremy and I were climbing about the Studio with a plumb-bob made of Christmas ribbon.  We are preparing to build up the rafters a little deeper to allow us to insulate with proper R20 insulation and create an echo ceiling of the one seen in the front porch.  Unfortunately, we have come to a grinding halt on insulation until after the holiday season because we need to get the electrical inspector in before we can cover up the wires.  There really is more than enough to do since the Studio needs
all new plumbing and yet another cleanup job.  Winter has really hit us hard here in Saskatchewan as the temperature is dropping below -25C on a daily basis. I hear that it usually warms up fairly quickly after Christmas here but who really knows in Canada... Well it's time to set out the presents, as I think the kids are finally asleep.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


  1. Looks like the perfect spot for Grannie's old "reading chair"!
    Love the ceiling guys!