Vince is currently recovering from his second carpal tunnel surgery, so I have a few free minutes to give some updates.
We have been very busy working on the inside, this post is showing what we got done prior to Vince's first carpal tunnel surgery on March 16th. We were trying to get as much as we could done because he would only have the use of one hand for awhile. We didn't really know what to expect from the surgery, but all went well with his left hand, he had minimal pain and was able to do some minor tasks after a few days. The worst part about the whole thing was having to tape a plastic bag over his hand for 12 days while he showered.
sooo, anyhoo, here is what we got accomplished in February and early March....
After the drywall was finished and we got the heat going, it was time to put up the ceiling in the tasting room so the insulation guys could come back and do the attic area.
|This is the lumber for the ceiling in the tasting room, there are 8' and 10' lengths of wood in these piles. We bought all this last year and had it delivered the same time as the lumber and drywall.|
|I started staining these before Christmas. I wanted to get them all done so they would be ready when we needed them. I worked on them evenings and weekends. I put one coat of stain and 2 coats of polyurethane on them.|
|We loaded the back of the truck up and backed it into the building to unload it because it was really cold that weekend, it was below zero with the wind chill, and it is really windy up on that hill!|
|We set up the chop saw and got to work!|
|Vince is cutting the last few boards to finish off the end. The portable scaffold we bought at Harbor Freight is one of the best purchases we have ever made!!|
|Yea! The last piece! We got it done that weekend.|
|It looks great! Now what can I make out of those scraps?|
|Insulating the attic area. That should help keep things warmer!|
|That foam oozes through every tiny crack and hole. But is really easy to scrape off and it didn't take long to clean it up. Yes, I saved some of it because it looked cool! It is pretty fragile though and if you squish it it will compact.|
|Wiring in a smoke alarm.|
|We bought this paint sprayer at Harbor Freight (we love that place!), it was kind of messy but made up for it by being able to paint that whole room in a few hours. We put a coat of primer and 2 topcoats on.|
|Grand Central Mess|
|trying to decide what colors to use|