Friday, September 24, 2010


I left Gary in the basement, on his own, at 10pm tonight. I can't touch another piece of drywall. I am so done. The basement is so NOT done (probably 10-15 more hours to go). We have to have the drywall done by Monday morning and Gary and I are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo exhausted. I'm glad I've learned a lot but I wish there were 2 Louise's and 2 Gary's so that we could've had it done by now. We are only doing the painting ourselves after this. The rest we will hire the experts. Yes, it will cost $1500.00 more than projected to do the finishing but I don't care. I'd rather be editing pictures than cutting electrical outlet rectangles from big pieces of drywall. The idea of cutting the drywall for the bathroom and laundry room makes me want to vomit...all those circles to cut out....
And to let you know, I am pretty cool. I can cut drywall and then get up on a ladder and drill it in AND it will fit perfectly. I can carry a 4X8 1/2" sheet on my own. Now that I know I can do it, I'm never doing it again.
And seriously, I am so done with drywall dust all over our home. Oh, and the four couches in our living room (two belong in the basement).
Once Monday comes, we have 2 weeks `off' while the mudder is in there. All I need to do is buy a couple of light fixtures, doors, bifolds and carpet. Easy right? Better be!


  1. oh man! I feel for you!

  2. Lou,
    I hear you. Been there. Don't worry, the mudders (is it Vic) will kind of expect that not everything is done. My suggestion is you finish off AN area at least so they can start without having you underfoot - it will take a while to mud and tape that part and you can work on the other in parallel.
    I got swamped with packing for our week away - sorry I didn't come to help today.

  3. You rock. Very impressed with your project management and construction skills. Renos are not easy business. Looking forward to setting our kids loose in your basement one day.

  4. Ali-I found Al from Door Crazy on craigslist, that is where we got our drywall and our getting our doors:)