A quick update on the basement...
Last weekend my dad (once again) came down and helped me with the basement. This time we insulated all the exterior walls, and also the bedroom wall and ceiling (above). We insulated the interior wall and ceiling in order to keep the sound out if people are downstairs or the TV is on upstairs. With all of my dad's help, we got enough done so I had time on Sunday to do a little much needed yard work.
BTW, my dad was up at 4:00 am on the Saturday he came to help me. He took Haley to the airport in Omaha. He started helping me at about 9:30 am after we picked up our new mini-van. I'll let Jamie post some pictures of that. Jamie keeps saying, "I can't believe your dad is 70." He's pretty active. :)
On Monday, I stayed home while the drywall was delivered. After lunch, two guys came and started hanging the drywall. They worked until around 7:00 or 8:00 pm. They then spent the rest of the next day hanging drywall as well.
Drywall makes a lot of dust, and our house is covered in it. Only one more week, then we'll be able to give the place a good cleaning.
Today two new guys spent the day taping the drywall. There was a slight miscommunication (they weren't too good with the English) and they put mud all over parts of the concrete backer-board for the tile in the shower. I scrapped it all off and took a towel to it. It's fine now. I also taped and mudded the backer-board to make sure everything is solid when I put up tile. They should be able to see what I scraped off and what I mudded, enough to understand what I want.
Here is a picture of the living room with drywall. It sure makes a big difference. All the mud is drying, and the finishers probably won't be back until Friday.
And finally, here is a picture of Abby in her future room. I think she likes it. :)
That's all for tonight, time for bed.