Quite a bit of progress lately – finally!
I am pretty much completely healed from the broken rib and we are finding our groove once more.
While I was still injured, we had several friends come by on several different days to help us move along. With the help of these guys, we were able to complete the floor joists and get all the flooring on.
We can’t thank these gentlemen enough. They are amazing!
Hubby, of course, was there when his work schedule permitted.
One weekend while Hubs was out of town, one of the guys came over and we were able to finish the subfloor and even raised the first of the upstairs walls.
Subfloor done! Time to focus on the wall.
Once that wall was raised and securely fastened, we realized before we could go any farther, we needed to attach the “hat channel” on the ceiling.
The hat channel, also called resilient channel, is basically a metal stud that is lightweight but strong and can span long distances. It attaches to the ceiling perlins every 16 inches and then the sheetrock is attached to those.
We’ve been working on the hat channel for a couple days now and have figured out a good system. It feels great to be working as a team again, and even just working again in general.
And it feels great to be getting somewhere once more!
It is also cool to finally see where the actual ceiling is going to be and how much space we will ultimately have.
It’s pretty amazing to be down on the first floor and see all the hat channel on the ceiling. We got just about all of it done on the south half of the house.
We will build the other end wall, then the short side walls next. After that, we tackle the difficult section by putting the hat channel on the north half of the house using the scaffold.
After that, we work on the tall walls and the railing wall upstairs. Oh, and the stairs themselves!
I just thank God that I have healed enough to be able to work!
PS, Oh, and you know how awesome it is to be able to continue working inside our nice secure house with the warm fire going when it looks like this outside?
Yeah, so nice!