Tuesday, December 30, 2008

as the New Year approaches

progress is

measured in the details

Two windows and one doorway to go.

In addition to getting the finishing molding around the other two doorways and four windows, I've installed a set of 3 cabinets [one more cabinet yet to be installed on other side of room]. I've kept busy with the small finishing details of touch-up painting, the hanging of framed paintings and such, the set-up and installation of our first flat-panel television [37" LCD 1080pi], replacing electrical switch and outlet cover-plates, etc., etc.

All this puts me close enough to being done that my wife finally reminded me that there is a theater surround-sound system to be reinstalled. We took it out when we disassembled the room last June. I'm going to get that put back in, but it will be at the bottom of the list ... along with the other audio and video components that have not been used since that time. Maybe by Easter for all that stuff.

By the time I return to work on Monday of next week, other than the stuff in the above paragraph, I hope to declare completion ! ! ! !

Monday, December 22, 2008

'twas the third night before Christmas

...and all through the house [well, at least in the added-onto-the back-0f-the house combination laundry and television viewing room]

I am still installing moldings around
windows and doorways
- the floorboard is now done

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I'm trying ...
I'm going as fast as I can

There were six windows which I replaced. Four of them now have trim moldings and two are still awaiting this finishing touch. Then there remains one of three doorways that still requires molding, and it is a double-wide opening at that. All-in-all I MIGHT have the windows trimmed by Christmas ... the double wide doorway will have to wait.

Now, they still need to be painted, mind you, but they're almost all trimmed.

Can I have an "AMEN"?

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delaying factor has been the season - the 'ringing the bell for the Salvation Army' Season. The two weeks before Christmas is my usual time to 'man the kettle' and 'ring the bell'. It has cost a little extra this year ... that being those hours I would have used to continue the now over 6-month long project. I am not complaining, just making excuses for my continued delay.

Check me out about Easter and I'll bet I'm completely finished.
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