back at last

Why I’ve been MIA: Because both the economy and my job at the present suck. I’ve been working so much I haven’t even gotten to do much at the house, so my recap of the past two months (!) won’t take more than two posts.

I’ll start with January. We really didn’t accomplish much until the weekend of the 24-25, when we floored the attic. Despite having an ingrained hatred of the attic since the insulation removal phase, and despite working in the frigid cold, this may have been my favorite part of the renovation to date. Maybe because it was a true team effort.

Because we are sick perfectionists,we had to cut every single board. That’s because we wanted to stagger the seams across the beams. So while Joe stayed in the attic and screwed the plywood sheets down, me and his dad measured, then went outside and cut them to length. Hence, my makeshift babuska:

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But it felt like such progress. We got the entire floor done in one weekend. Okay, it was only half of the entire attic, since the second half isn’t renovated yet, but still, that has got to be a record for us. Here it is at the halfway point:

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And just about finished:

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And surprise! Two days later it was already completely filled with crap.

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