Sunday, August 18, 2013

Declaring "victory"

I'm doing an "Aiken."

He was the famous US Senator for the New England state of Vermont that said we should "declare victory and get out" of Viet Nam.

For me, it's time to declare victory over the grand Womerlippi Farmhouse Extension Project of the summer of '13, get out, and go back to work. Students will be here in just a week and I need to get my head into a different game if I'm going to be useful to their education. I'll make a start tomorrow, a day before I am strictly required to do, but the extra time will help make the transition less stressful.

Today we're declaring a husband holiday. I did take the trash to the transfer station, fed the sheep and puttered for exactly five minutes in the extension. That was all it took to declare yesterday's drywall mud still too wet to sand and that sealed the deal.

Here's the state of play on VE (Victory over the Extension) Day:

The living room drywall has the third coat of mud done on the walls and the second coat on the ceiling. I like this picture because it gives you an idea of how much nice natural light there will be in this room

The bedroom is about the same status, drywall-wise.

I'm liking the general feel of these new rooms. They are light and airy and roomy.

Not Grand Designs or Restoration Home material, but not bad for an amateur with very little money to spend.

Now, what am I going to do with the rest of my holiday?

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