Saturday, July 26, 2008

Never put up drywall before = really sore


This was our first drywall experience - putting it on our ceiling no less. All I have to say is, man, those suckers are heavy! Did you ever see the scene in "Death Becomes Her" when Goldie Hawn hits Meryl Street on the top of the head with a shovel? That's how my neck felt: like it was being pounded down into my chest. But, it's up. And that's all that matters. Many thanks to our fantastic friends - Nuri who lent some wonderful muscle and Paul - oh, Paul...he does so much for us. Three cheers for Paul!

Hopefully we'll do some taping tomorrow and maybe later this week or next week we can finish it up. Then on to the countertops and painting the cabinets...

3 comments:

Gene said...

I've done plenty of drywall on walls and ceilings before while volunteering with my local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Which is why when I built the addition I splurged and bought myself a drywall lift. The bedroom with 10' ceilings alone made it worthwhile.

sarah said...

Wow - it looks great! And I bet it feels awesome too, to have all that crap hidden again. My back's pretty sore from a day in the dirt, but it's nothing compared to ceiling drywall!

Susie said...

Gene, you wouldn't believe how much we agonized over whether or not to rent a lift. Of course, we didn't and now wish we did. If we ever redo our attic, we will not be this foolish again.

Sarah - can't wait to see the yard (and the house)! We had fun on Friday night - we'll have you over for dinner soon :)