Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Ready or Not, Here Comes the Wallboard

We got our wallboard delivered today at 6:30 AM. Wanna see how we got it delivered in through the upstairs window? Check out these two videos! Be sure to turn your sound down though - that's one noisy truck!

Not surprisingly, this delivery and the wallboard installation has occurred before the outside is completely finished. I guess we'll have better weather for that in January. That makes perfect sense, right? Well it appears to make sense to one of us at least.

There were three guys on the wallboard delivery crew. One of them operated the boom that brought the stacks of wallboard up to the windows, and the other two super strong guys pulled the stacks into the house and moved them to various locations inside.

I'm really glad it wasn't Doug and me doing all that heavy lifting. That will come later today. We kept our old windows in place on the south side of the house so that the new ones wouldn't get messed up from the wallboard delivery. Now we need to get the 4 remaining new windows put in quickly so that it doesn't hold up the wallboard installation. It's been over a year since we finished installing all of the other windows so I hope we aren't too rusty at it. Actually we were pretty good at it back then, so hopefully it will be a quick and easy process today.... RIGHT!

Time to get back to work!


Anonymous said...

Oh Lord, tell me you are hiring someone to hang and finish the drywall. Professional drywall installers/finishers make it look easy. Nothing could be further from the truth. I hung and finished a couple of room additions. Yes I got it done, but dang. There is a reason why the call it sheetROCK.

Cyndy said...

Hi Rick - That was a nice touch including your "ID" number! Euphonium, I'm guessing? HeeHeeHee!

So on to your comment - I would say well you know Doug, but then again maybe you don't. I've done a lot of reading on the subject of drywall installation and I feel that I am right to be full of trepidation about the activities coming up in the next few days (or weeks). Doug has a friend who will be helping us. He has a drywall lift. But that stuff is SO HEAVY. Yikes! They might have a couple of extra people come to help. They think it will take about three days to do the two upper floors. Maybe they won't need me since they have that lift and I can just be the cleanup crew.
This whole thing makes me very nervous, but considering everything we've been through, we can probably pull this off too. But at the same time it seems kind of foolhardy for us to be doing our own drywall. Wish us luck!!!

Fortunately Doug temporarily came to his senses and we are going to have professionals do the finish work. What a relief that is! So I'll have a few days off before I start in on the painting.

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Cyndy said...

Rick - Thank you so much for your nice comment. Unfortunately I had to delete it because you used our last name. We kind of would like the trail, so to speak, to end here. That's why there are no links back to anyplace that contains a full name and address. This is not really meant to be a business-related blog in any way. Thanks for understanding.