This was another busy weekend for us in trying to get the home office a little further along. Thank goodness for breaks with friends that included margaritas and nachos.
A few important things are finished now. The room has been rewired, so there are a couple extra outlets and the connections are much safer now so we won’t all go down in a blaze. Rob also purchased 2x4s to structure the side wall and ceiling beams since we’re dealing with a bit of a wonky mess up there. Baffles were also added for ventilation before the new insulation was put in. I have no idea how all this stuff works and why it’s so complicated to just stick some pink fuzzy stuff up in some beams, but apparently air flow is a big deal.
Three big heavy boards were added on top of the insulation and rafters. Rob added a ledge that we were able to rest each board on while he put the screws in, which sounds really easy, but I’m thankful nothing fell on us and we weren’t squished in a tragedy with a headline that read, “Couple is Crushed In The Last Of One Too Many Renovation Attempts”. It looks really great! I can’t believe there will be a real ceiling in this room.
The wall adjacent to the back pantry has some really pretty old pine boards on a diagonal slant that I want to leave as is and throw a coat of paint on. In one half of the wall it looks like there was an opening for a door at one point, so we purchased pine boards to finish that off so both sides are equal.
So there you have it, a weekend’s worth of sweat, alcohol, and the fervent wish that we could just wiggle our noses and blink this room into being.
The good thing is we’re both about to get a break. Rob is going to visit family, while I head up north to Canada (EH?!) with a friend for a much needed respite from life. I’ll be blogging from there about (aboot!!) our adventures if the promised wifi actually works.