2008 was a summer to finish a few things. In May we
finished insulating and hanging drywall in the downstairs bedroom.
Our friend Mike Gault, who had helped us build the kitchen and
bathroom, returned and helped us install the pantry unit.
This was a slide-in unit that matched the cabinets in the kitchen,
but we wanted it to go under the stairway. This would make
use of some otherwise wasted space, but the top back of the unit
had to be notched to clear the upper stair.
Although this house renovation thing is a lot of work, it is also
a lot of fun. However, there are certain things that aren't
so much fun so we finally smartened up and hired some things done.
Between June 7 and 13, two sheetrock finishers came down and
plastered the bedroom. Shortly after we had the wood floors
refinished. Then we painted the room and moved in.
That freed up the living/dining room and we did the same there.
Contractors finished the drywall and refinished the floor in
August and September. When that was done, we had the LP gas
technician return. He ran a line to the propane fireplace in
the living room and installed a hook-up outside on the deck so
that we can operate our gas grill from the house system rather
than a small tank.
We now are finished with the downstairs except for the molding,
casings and so on. Since all of our 2008 work was inside, we
aren't posting any of the interior pictures.