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Day 116: Dry-Wallapalooza!

Upstairs bathroom (tub is not purple, it has a protective liner.

Upstairs bathroom (tub is not purple, it has a protective liner).

The drywall installation was the single biggest change in the renovation, and it was bittersweet. On the one hand, the inside of our house finally looked like the inside of a house! Smooth, new walls and no more foam or barn-board sheathing. On the other hand, we suddenly felt boxed in: no longer could we see the whole house from wherever we stood. Now that we’ve lived with it for a week though, we’ve normalized and feel comfortable passing through the rooms and halls. It seems to strike the right balance between lofty and cozy.

One more news item from today: we move in on Halloween!

Upstairs hallway.
Upstairs hallway. From top of stairs toward Sadie’s room.
Walk-in closet off master bedroom.

Walk-in closet off master bedroom.

Master bedroom.

Master bedroom.

Stairway.

Stairway.

Living room. Note the freshly sanded beams!

Living room. Note the freshly sanded beams!

Kitchen looking through dining room from front door.

Kitchen looking through dining room from front door. Note the yet-to-be-installed bedroom deck door leaning sideways against the back wall.

Kitchen through dining room.

Kitchen through dining room.

Sadie's room toward hallway/laundry area.

Sadie's room toward hallway/laundry area.

Dining room (previously the porch).

Dining room (previously the porch) looking from kitchen.

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The crane almost didn't clear the tree.

The crane almost didn't clear the tree.

Hancock Lumber delivered our drywall stock today. All 12-footers, the downstairs batch came in through one of the new Marvin Integrity dining room windows, while the upstairs batch was hoisted BY A FREAKING CRANE onto the deck and in through the deck door cut-out to the master bedroom.

Notice the white truck in the foreground of the picture. It’s holding our new bathtub!

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