Monday, December 15, 2008

Progress, slow and steady

Hey, so Matt took pictures of my graduation on Saturday, but he hasn't had a chance to doctor them up so I can post them. Stay tuned. I'll just say that it was a good time, I had to be up really early, and it was COLD outside. But it was good, didn't last too long, thank goodness.

Well, after graduation on Saturday, Matt got working on the bathroom again. He was working on the plumbing. And then Justin (our former roommate) came by again to help out. THANK GOODNESS! He's a tall guy, and strong, so he was able to help with the hard parts of putting the sheetrock up. I made some delicious crescent rolls, and put some orange icing on top (thanks for the recipe, Kate. I ended up halving the recipe, and it turned out perfectly). They were so good. We had a few that night, and some for breakfast Sunday morning and this morning, too. I am still in denial that I was able to bake something that tasted so good! :)

Anyways, Sunday, we were able to put the rest of the sheetrock up, and then I got to work mudding. My favorite job, NOT! But the room is small, and Matt and Justin did a good job of minimizing the seams that I have to mud. I'm doing a pretty good job, if I do say so myself. So, I was able to get the first coat of mud down yesterday, and then I finished up the second coat today. Almost. I still have to wait for some of the corners to dry so I can get the other side. But it is going pretty well. Matt put the Kerdi up (a waterproof membrane system that goes up under the tile surround) and now he's out buying tile. And maybe a toilet. Well, here's some pictures of the work so far.

This is where the recessed medicine cabinet is going to go. With the vanity not taking up much space and the medicine cabinet recessed, this tiny room is going to feel a lot bigger! That's what we are going for!

It is really coming along! I'm going to do the third coat either tonight or tomorrow before Matt gets home from work. (He's off today, but he technically has duty tomorrow, but he'll get to come home early, cross your fingers! and duty again on Thursday. Bummer!)
Ok, well, I'm going to go and check those corners. Maybe they're dry and I can finish up that second coat. That would be nice. I'll post more pics later and get those of my graduation up.



  1. you guys are really getting stuff done... your rolls look so good, are you going to make us some when we come out? =)

  2. Sure, I'll probably make some for after Christmas. They're so easy! :)

  3. The rolls look great, and the bathroom does too. Just know that I'll leave some of the painting for you when you swing by on your bikes!!!!