Drywall, days 7&8

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One of the guys showed up for a bit on Saturday, and there were a couple here today. There’s hardly any point in showing new pictures, but at least they’re more interesting (maybe) than reading “it looks about the same as it did a couple of days ago.” At the very least, it makes us feel like more progress is being made. The funny thing about that is that tomorrow will only be the two week mark from when the project started. Yes, it could have gone faster if they were dedicated to it every day, but so what?? I just have to think of where we’d be without the drywallers. Hmmm…let me think about that for a second…oh yeah, we’d be nowhere! If (and that’s a big if) I could have talked a friend into helping, we might actually have the drywall physically sitting in the upstairs by now. Maybe. Maybe there’d even be a few pieces hung, but I am absolutely confident that not a single piece of tape would have been pressed into mud. Not one. Because we can’t afford to hire out many of our projects, we need to make sure we relish this as long as possible and never forget how sucky it is to hang, tape and mud over 80 sheets of drywall in a crazy upstairs that probably allows no more than 4 or 5 of them to go up without cutting! Now that I’m feeling good, let’s get back to the pictures… Every joint has been taped now, and many have 2 or 3 coats of mud now. It shouldn’t be too long before sanding starts, and we’re still optimistic about getting to paint this weekend. But if we’re forced to take another weekend off, then I guess we’ll have to ๐Ÿ˜‰

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6 thoughts on “Drywall, days 7&8

  1. Looks like good progress. My experience is that an 80 sheet job will take between 2 and 3 weeks. The thing that folks have a hard time understanding is that you’re probably not the only job they have going right now. So they are probably bouncing between a few jobs right now. I’d bet by the end of the week you’ll be darn close to the finished product.

    Good luck,

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  2. Wow. I stumbled across your website and I’m SO impressed!!! Love the kitchen and everything you’re doing! You are so talented!

    Kindest regards,
    Martha

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  3. Looks fabulous! Yes, it is good to take a few minutes to “stop and smell the roses” before it’s back to the paint fumes. Looks like your decision to hire out is “paying off”.

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  4. Having done some drywall hanging, mudding, taping, and sanding myself, I can honestly say I will never do it again. It’s one of those jobs (especially once the mudding and taping starts)that is best handled by a crew of professionals. I can’t even fathom trying to drywall that attic. It would take a year! Good job on finding a great contractor! ๐Ÿ™‚

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