Monday, March 26, 2018
Today was another nice but hot day in Baton Rouge. It was cloudy at times but there was a lot of sunshine too.
After devotions by us at 7:30, we all again headed out to Baker, LA, to Richard’s house. The first part of the day we all worked on getting the second bedroom addition started under Gary’s direction. It got of to a pretty fast start but then we were out of materials and worked on some other things. It began with removal of the siding and sheathing and cutting studs and corner posts for the wall. The best part of the morning was Stel was able to get the smoke detector rough wiring done and the electrical inspector came by and approved our electrical rough-in. Now we can complete the installation of the insulation and start the drywall in bedroom #1. Mark also got part of the plumbing done this morning. While all that was going on, Suzanne and Lee Ann worked on getting the first coat of paint on the siding. The siding is looking good, but of course it will need another coat of paint after installation.
When the materials arrived it was full speed ahead on the second addition. There was lots accomplished and by the end of the day all the floor joists were installed. In between all that there was drywall to unload and two loads of lumber. Of course, the next pieces of lumber, the floor decking, were on the bottom of the last load.
This afternoon Mark and Jo went to another house to do an “emergency” repair of the bathroom floor. The report we received was that there was a small hole that needed repair to keep the bugs out and to make it safe. When they arrived it was a much larger situation. They got started on the repair this afternoon but that quick little project is going to turn into a multi-day project.
Much was accomplished today but there is a lot more we want to get done this week before we loose three couples at the end of the week. We were all tired tonight but suspect we will be tired every night this week. We will see what tomorrow brings.