Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Is There Light At the End?

Light.  How I miss having light.  Jeremy works almost every evening on the Studio using an extension cord and some work lights.  It really doesn't help having such a long dark winter.  But there is light, at least at the end of the proverbial tunnel.  As all of the electrical is finished and literally waiting for SaskPower to come and tie us into the grid (literally a 5 minute job).  

In the meantime it's time to get serious about drywall and finish all the little bits and pieces that didn't seem important at the time but now are glaringly obvious.  Drywall doesn't do itself and sometimes it pays to bring in some relatives... Like the in-laws.  So with Papa working with Jeremy on finishing up the drywall we started, and Grandma entertaining the kids outside, I got to do some sewing... To my never ending shame I'm sure.  I'll cut this short and show some before and after photos. 
Bathroom - Before

Bathroom - After

Main Room West Wall - Before

Main Room West Wall - Half Way...
Main Room West and North Wall - After
 Everything is really starting to come together in there.  Some times when you drywall a space it seems smaller than before, this space feels exactly opposite.  It's much bigger feeling, mostly because it isn't as full of building materials, and the ladders are put away.  As soon as we get some heat in there it will me my time to shine and the mud and tape derby will begin!

Man of the Day

Drywall Apprentices

On to doors.  This is the back door to the studio, it's approximately 27 inches wide, considering that standard exterior doors are between 32 to 36 inches wide, it's a little door.  This is of course ignoring entirely the fact that it is a couple of planks nailed together with some cross braces (aka: a barn door).

So as we 'finish' the major framing/construction of the Studio there is still more to do....  The new door is stashed away in the shop for now awaiting some form of ambition which after a marathon weekend I don't blame Jeremy for motivational apathy.

There is also a door between the back porch and the North wall (pictured above) that sports this awesome door knob.  Now I'm not really much for sentimentality but this knob is so cool!  Plus it comes with a groovy key.  Does anyone know why the key has been blunted?  Should I take it somewhere and get a new ring attached or just leave it as is?  Anyhow one way or another this door/knob/key are staying in the Studio.


  1. Looks good. Wish I had a key for my doors which are similar to yours.

    1. Pretty cool eh? I'm really looking forward to sewing in there... unfortunately it won't be for a while since after it's all done, we move the whole family of 4 into the Studio and begin construction on the House... It may be a while.