Grump Central Archive: Week of 18 August 2019

Saturday, 24 August 2019

The heat wave is over—for now, at least; yesterday the predicted high was 73°, while the actual high was only 67°! But it also rained on and off all day, thwarting my plan to install gutters. No matter; there are countless indoor tasks to do as well, and in fact I had a great deal of fun breaking in my brand-new three-year-old table saw. Today's image is another flashback: here's the main living space as it looked on 21 July 2016.

Friday, 23 August 2019

Here's how the shower looked on 20 May 2016, complete with a sample of the floor tile posed in place. Strange to think that, very soon now, I'll be putting down tile I'd bought over three years ago...

Thursday, 22 August 2019

The good and the not-so-good. I know I harp about how long it's taken me to get where I am today, and that's not so good, but it's much better to consider that only one year ago this very day the house was still merely a shell: no doors, windows, or roof. Now I'm living there. And very soon my residence will be made legitimate by a TCO—yes, I finally have all of the necessary paperwork. Why is everything such a struggle?

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Houston, we have another door, although finishing it will come later today—my knee started complaining about making too many trips up to the garage and back.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

My first interior door is in. I chose the bathroom door so guests aren't faced with the awkward prospect of using a bathroom with no door. But now I have competing tasks: interior doors, the shower, and the rest of the sheetrock. Better than not being able to do anything, to be sure. And now that we're in the midst of another heat wave, inside jobs will be the only practical option anyway—even though I also finally have all of the gutters I need to get that job done, too. Decisions, decisions!

Monday, 19 August 2019

I've got doors. Nine of them. Now I have a lot of door hanging ahead of me. The kitties will be moving in really soon! (Image of the day: 6 AM, Bobby is sitting at the front door window waiting to catch a glimpse of grampaw bringing him breakfast.)

Sunday, 18 August 2019

The shower is taking shape, but oh, it's such a slow process cutting each tile to fit. The closer I get to my goal, the further away completion seems.

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