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I took last week off work because I get something like 5 weeks of vacation a year and hadn't used any of it. Our original hope had been to go somewhere, but we didn't start planning into way too late to actually get my parents' timeshare. Instead we just stayed around the house.

We went to Kids Club one day, the zoo another. We also ran a couple of big errands that took a couple hours. But at the end of the week I was feeling extremely frustrated. Here I had been home all week and hadn't made any visible progress on the basement. This is primarily because I needed my dad's helping hands to hang drywall on the ceiling. Of course, he was working all week.

Then, on Saturday morning, my mother came down with the flu that's been going around their house for weeks. We decided it wasn't a good idea for my dad, who's been in the flu germs for at least a week, to come over to our house. So still no progress on the basement.

I did, however, start putting the upstairs bathroom back together. I spent all day Saturday cutting and re-cutting dry wall to fit around the plumbing pipes, heating vents, and electrical socket. All of which are in the same board. I taped and mudded, but there's a bit bubble in my tape right about eye height, so I'm going to have to rip out about a foot of it and try again.

In all, extremely frustrating, but it looks better than the gaping hole that's been there for months.

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alysn
Apr. 20th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
I know how frustrating it is for projects to drag on and on - one option could be to rent a drywall lift for a day? (I found quotes from $50-$100 for a 1-day rental.)