Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday's Progress...

Another busy day! This is hubby after he got home from school Monday evening. After the long and busy weekend that we had, he was just exhausted. He ate supper and napped in the recliner for about 30 minutes and then got up and went to work on the house!As you can see, it was dark outside and he was still working. This wall between the windows is where we eventually plan on putting the big fireplace. But it will be a couple of years before we can add the fireplace, so meanwhile we plan on buying on of those new wood stoves. Actually we are picking it up this weekend. Here Richard is measuring for the concrete pad that the stove will set on. During the day yesterday, mom and I stained more wood boards for the ceiling over the living room and my sewing room. As you can see in the photo a few of the broke! :) Oh and I almost forgot, I got another coat of stain on my french doors in the master bedroom before mom came out.
It took us a while, these boards are 16ft each. Hopefully Richard can get these put up on the ceiling soon. I think this is enough to finish the ceiling in my sewing room. There are still a ton of them left to stain for the living room.
I'm hoping that I can settle down for a little bit of sewing some time today. Honestly, I am sooooo tired so I'm not even sure that will happen. But I do plan on going out to the house and cleaning up some of the construction mess so that more work can be done.

Richard and Hunter left for school a few minutes ago, so I need to get my day started. Actually I've been up since 5:30am but I don't usually get my day started until everyone is out of the house. Anyway....Hunter gets home around 4:30pm and Richard about 5:30pm (on Tuesdays) and then it will be the same routine.....supper, homework, and working on the house. With the limited time that we have during the evenings it is only small things that we can get done....but something is better than nothing!


Yvette said...

I am still in awe of Richard's stamina. Will he be getting his RN when he is finished?

Libby said...

You have a great guy there Kristie! and I LOVE that wood burning stove!! I have always wanted a fireplace but I think I would rather have one of those!!

Janet O. said...

Wish I was there to help stain wood--I have a tone of wood stained in my house (but no ceilings) and I did most of it. I love staining!
I can so relate to the piecemeal work on your home in the evenings. That is how most of ours got completed. You have to keep reminding yourself how much you have accomplished because the progress sometimes seems so miniscule. Keep plugging away!