Sunday, February 5, 2012

H'mm. I'm NOT Constructionally Useless!

What do you know?  I found a way I can contribute to the house build -- besides sweeping up the sawdust and bringing up picnic lunches...   SANDING!   Yes, that most mind-numbingly basic of tasks in the installation of drywall is within my budding construction-y skillset.  

Let's set the stage, shall we? 

The master bathroom is coming along nicely, with only one thing left to wire, and then we'll finish up the walls, do the plumbing and voy-lah:   a bathroom.  It's enough to make me squeal a little with delight!  

Here's the west end of the bathroom, where our tub will be:

And here's me, mid-sanding!


And here's the photographic genius of The Girl (the artist formerly known as BabyM):

And a demonstration of my drywall sanding prowess:

Sanding GENIUS!  I know.   I may abandon librarianship in favor of my new-found talents. 

Speaking of libraries,  I was in the Paul Smiths College library yesterday, and was continually distracted from my research by the view over the lake!  How do students there get any work done?  And I went to a college on a gorgeous campus, so I know from beauteous academia.  The sun was shining (at last!), the temp was cold, keeping the snow crunchy, and some hardy souls were ice-fishing on St. Regis Lake.   Sometimes the Route 30 drive is downright hellish, but yesterday it was a positive delight to travel.   Plus, how can a trip bookended by Paul Smiths library and my mother-in-law's woodstove be bad?


Anonymous said...

Museum curator, librarian, mother, wife, photgrapher, blogger, sander. What an impressive resume! Maybe The Girl can do the photog job while you sand.

Robert said...

I give you full credit, I hate sanding...hate it. As you said, it's "mind numbing" but I suppose it has to be done. Good for you, the place is coming along nicely.