Sunday, September 21, 2008

Another Busy Weekend

The trench feet are recovering slowly but surely, but fortunately I've found another outlet for the past few weeks other than running. Sure, I've been doing a few miles here and there but am mostly letting my feet breathe and rest, and focusing on our new house project. So, the house construction skills I honed on the Mississippi coast rebuilding homes after Hurricane Katrina are coming in handy quite a bit lately. We started a big remodel in our house over Labor Day weekend, and I'll walk you through it with some pictures. We have a sunroom in our house that previously had external walls that were literally made out of foam, believe it or not. Needless to say, we got pretty cold in there in the winter, so we decided to rip all that stuff out and make a nice new insulated room! Kirsten was out of town Labor Day weekend and Kirsten's dad Eric came down from Bellingham to lend his expertise and another set of hands. So we hammered out quit a bit that weekend. Before he arrived, I completed the demo portion of things, which made the room go from this;

to this;

Then Eric came to town and we went to town on framing and then sheeting and wrapping in tyvek;

Then popping in some windows and an exterior door, and we were moving right along;

So that's the update for now, but we made some more huge progress this weekend, and it's been really fun. Lots of work, but lots of fun. It's been a great distraction from not running for sure!

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