Nathan got the window in the mudroom cut out and the door space cut out... only to find that we now have to replace the ban (?) boards all the way around the house. Yeah, that was the work that took us so long previously where we had to jack up the house! Problem is, more $ for supplies and then of course the issue that it isn't something he can actually do by himself.
He was a little down about it all Friday evening. Like the trooper he is, he got more supplies Saturday morning and started in early doing what he could. I was over there cleaning up the yard for awhile and then had to run some errands. When I returned, we had some unexpected help and they were able to get the WHOLE back of the house completed by Saturday night! Thank you to my father-in-law and Matt!
Phil helped Nathan pick up supplies Saturday morning and they were able to get a few things done inside as well. One of the bedrooms needed a closet door framed in and then had a few mold spots in the drywall that needed cut out.
When Matt & Evan came over Saturday evening, Evan kept busy catching these tiny toads that were everywhere around the house. He took home 28 toads in a shoe box =)
The stage we are at right now is slow and boring to me. I know it is completely necessary and I'm so thankful we are catching these problems now instead of after we get in the house, BUT that doesn't stop me from wanting to move on to something like arranging furniture or painting walls =) I'm not really into carrying wet lumber from the yard back to the trash pile anymore or cleaning up saw dust, drywall and insulation. Nathan says the project is going well and we are progressing nicely, so I'll believe him! =)
I think we are replacing windows next...