Friday, February 25, 2011


Wednesday, February 23 – Back to work on our little construction project. John, Dave, and I.

paul outside

We then tackled the hanging of the drywall.


Jay stopped by for a short time and insulated the hot water tank.


Marsha worked all day in the yard. Marie and Louisa joined her for awhile.


Dry wall finished. Louisa is thrilled. Look at the new air conditioner. It looks so nice.


Louisa is so excited with her closet.


About 4 o'clock we called it a day. We only have a few pieces of corner bead to install on the corners around the windows and well be ready to mud. Paul and John are going to put the first coat of mud on the drywall Thursday morning. The guys will sleep well tonight!

Marsha, with some help from Betty, helped the men by cleaning up the work area of drywall dust and debris – Twice! By cleaning up a couple times, they at least minimized the dirt that gets tracked through the rest of the house. Louisa will have less cleaning to do when we are finished.

Thursday, February 24 – As planned, John and Paul put the first coat of mud on the drywall this morning. Everything went well, and they were done by ten o'clock. We'll need to put at least one more coat on and maybe a third in a couple rough areas......don't know exactly when that will happen????

Marsha went to her basket making class this morning and of course everyone raved over the progress she's made on her first basket. She wants to share some of Karen’s, teacher and friend, work. Her basket are amazing. She draws a design on the bottom of her baskets, her husband burns the image and then Karen paints them. EEEEEEgad…this gave Marsha too many ideas. She wants to go shopping later. There goes the income tax return.




She finished the weaving today, and it is ready for a coat of shellac tomorrow. So we headed to Home Depot to get the shellac and some other materials for making more baskets.




Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day.


  1. The baskets are really cool. Way to go Marsha. Paul needs a good woodburner to help you...hehe. Looks like a fun thing to do but I think we have enough hobbies already.

  2. I bet Louisa is so happy and thrilled with all the progress you are making on her house. What a wonderful thing.

    Marsha, those baskets are incredible and yours looks wonderful. Hard to believe that's your first one.

  3. Both projects are turning out beautifully. Way to go, guys!

  4. You are so kind. What goes around comes around.

    I love the baskets. Can I have one? please?


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