While I’ve been quiet lately, it hasn’t been from lack of progress or updates around the house.
We’ve been busy!
Our new bike kits came a couple weeks ago, and we took them out for a spin on a whim on a rare day that turned out sunny. Yay for custom clothing that fits well! We both have a bevy of bibs, and jerseys, plus a vest, and I have some tri-outfits. You’ll be seeing more of these in the future!
As far as house progress, we have the future kitchen set up as our family room, with the floor and ceiling done. We’ll be back to make it into a kitchen, but for now we’re starting work on our family room so we can bring our couch home. Of all the things we don’t have (and there are a lot of things), we miss the couch the most!
Here is a preview of what the ceiling looks like. The dangling light is not permanent. clearly. We are refinishing the light that will go there.
And here is a nice side-by-side of what the ceiling started as. The white material is called “rock board,” and it’s heavier than you can imagine. It has some insulation value, so we left it in place and added closed cell foam insulation on top of it prior to applying the bamboo.
This weekend was about kicking off the family room, and we started with framing in the area above the windows to install drywall. It previously had these very thin panels with zero insulation value. Not so anymore. This was a weekend of filling gaps with “Great Stuff” and putting in some decent insulation. Should help tremendously with the power bill, as we had so many areas in this room where you could plainly see daylight above the black beam on either wall.
By the end of today, we were here. I managed to get three coats of drywall mud on today, so this wall is ready for sanding and paint, which will enable Operation Bamboo Ceiling Part 2 to continue.
This will be the TV space, complete with Bugsy’s requisite window bench. She’s the only cat I know with a skyline view and a bench made specifically so she can take advantage of it.
You’ll have to stay tuned to see the reason for this framing, but it’s going to be cool!
Pups had a hard weekend, full of plenty of carrots to chew.
…and naps to take.