Saturday, November 15, 2008

What's Left?

We didn't make as much progress as we wanted to today, but that's life.

Patia asked what our expected move-in date is. That, we don't know. We hope for the best and take it day by day.

We sat down after dinner and made a list of things we'd like to get done in order to live in it this winter. Most of them are mandatory, a few are optional (like most of the bathroom stuff since we won't have plumbing until next year). Some of these things will take a few minutes, some will take a day or more.
The List
Shim lookouts, insulation, plywood on roof, tin on roof, tar paper on roof, flashing on roof, woodstove/stovepipe, bed platform, doors/threshold/paint, clean brass door hardware, build steps, bolt for hanging chair, headboard, window wall (see below), floor (we're arguing: tile vs. IKEA laminate), big 4.5'x7' windows in bedroom and bathroom & trim, chicken wire to hold up insulation in floor (from underneath), silicone vinyl windows, bathroom walls, toilet shelf, bathroom shelf, shower basin, mirrors, keyholder.

The window wall: these will be a kind of room divider, separating the bed(room) from the main living space. Keith got these out a house in Missoula from one of his contractor friends (free!), saving us about $50 or more... We've wanted to do something like this for a couple years at least. And now we actually have the means and the space. Tonight we finished sanding them all (some have multiple layers of paint, which makes a cool effect) and then we laid them out in different formations until we found one we liked. As pictured below. Forgive the horrible garage lighting. They look a lot radder in real life, trust me. So they'll be hooked together vertically with eye-hooks (or something) and wire. And suspended from the ceiling between the bed and the woodstove.

1 comment:

evangeline said...

oh boy oh boy oh boy!!!!!!!!!!!