Grump Central Archive: Week of 19 May 2019

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Received the firerock for the garage. I should have ordered regular sheetrock so I could make some headway with the main living space, but it all needs to be done anyway, so now I have another order in that should arrive in a week. By the way, three years ago today the main living space looked like this...

Friday, 24 May 2019

June is coming at me like a rocketship, and I'm not much closer to being ready for my furry family to move in—the walls are still not rocked (save for the bathroom) and I have no interior doors. My kids are going to have to wait some more. Just a bit frustrating.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Sometimes a seemingly little thing creates a significant transformation. In this case, completing the kitchen lighting went a long way to make the space seem finished. The effect was all the sweeter for having waited three years to see it become a reality.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Spent most of the day yesterday doing volunteer work, so nothing happened at home. Also received some of the replacement hardware for the kitchen lights, only to find I'd ordered the wrong size. I can be such a moron. So, to make myself feel a little better, I dug into the archives to see what the house looked like just one year ago. My, how far I've come!

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Water samples were taken. The only result they offered on the spot was pH, which in my case was right on the money; the rest will come in two weeks. It was also miserably hot, providing a perfect test of the house climate: with just the ceiling fan (no AC), it maintained a 12° difference, even with most of the windows open. Very encouraging.

Monday, 20 May 2019

Today my water will be tested—well, today they'll gather the water to be tested; the results won't be ready for a couple of weeks. So I spent the day yesterday tidying up.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

I'm still sore from too much rocking, so I've been diddling with smaller projects, like cabinetry. It's all got to get done anyway, so it doesn't much matter what I do when. It's also nice to have such a "big" change: I was so used to seeing the incomplete cabinet that even this incremental bit of progress is pleasantly startling. Oh, and it's raining again.

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