@Baretta11 it's a mega buzz reading your updates, & I acknowledge what you've said about the trials of doing the seemingly trivial stuff.
You & hubby are taking on the ultimate project, well below your age group, busting butts, yet come across as laughing off the hurdles. Have I ever mentioned here that I love country folk? I've met plenty in my working years, & never met one that I didn't like.
Best wishes to you the Barettas, & Barettaettes, life's good.
Thank you for your lovely kind comments.
The ultimate project heh!!.....I like that, sounds challenging and even makes me feel smart ha-ha
We will get there and I'm so proud of that for sure. Two more sheets went up today, yay!!!
There is an annoying problem though, I didn't know just how important it was to make sure that the rafters were not only straight but exactly at 1200mm spacings albeit I did try to do it right.
Hubby told me to measure and mark when there was terribly rough and uneven ground underfoot with fill for the veranda sitting at different levels, thank goodness for a ladder that can be adjusted to uneven ground, anyway, whilst
perched precariously at times on the ladder, I've obviously not been as accurate as I should have been and now my rafters aren't too straight or at precisely 1200mm spacings and that has meant extra little chocks and noggins to be able to secure the sheeting properly.
Hubby has a bit of a grumble now and then and I simply say, "it is what it is" I did my best and he agrees with that and we march on. We've been using some 3 x 1"1/2" batons, no one will see my stuff up once the eave sheets are up ha-ha
Good on you, great thought went into your project, can see you sitting back in later years feeling very proud & extremely happy! Will be following your progress with interest!
Happy new year Barbara (@Baretta11) and many thanks for the update. Glad to see you have survived the busy season. Looking forward to seeing more progress on your house soon - hopefully after a well-earned rest.
Thanks for the welcome back.
Acually I would have found time to make contact earlier but I was waiting for a post or discussion to come up but the Workshop seemed to be as quiet as I was busy, so I really haven't missed out on anything or had to read up pages of news!!
I started this post and didn't realize I had actually sent it so it was sort of half finished.
It's now officially March, my goodness my last post was wishing all a Merry Xmas, where has the last few months gone??
Hubby and I are getting lots of those little fiddly things done like the plumbing for the vanities etc...
Only 7 sheets of plaster left to put up and plasterer is due to begin stopping and sanding soon and then I'll begin painting. Tiles will be after that.
Well septic tank and trenches are in and power has been laid as well.
Still have a dozen odd eave sheets to put up and have been busy today finishing vents for the range hood, inline fan for the bathroom and clothes dryer that are all vented out to the veranda.
Also been under the house and finished bringing the power cable up through the bottom plate to the internal power board.
Motoring along well.
My last post was Oct '16 and so much is now complete but especially the eaves or veranda lining spoken of the last time.
All the plaster and villaboard is finished, including in the pool room, all painting is also pretty much finished in the home, pool room still to go but that's a different type of paint. Final wall choice was Berger Polished Stone, half strength and the trim is Dulux White Exchange, quarter strength having gone through another 4 sample pots making it a total of 15 pots!!
Septic system is done, power is on, down lights are in including all ceiling fans.
Just completed the main bathroom having tiled to the ceiling. Huge job especially using 600 x 300 wall tiles and making sure we matched the grout lines with 300 x 300 floor tiles, very tricky but we got it!!
Still have to finish grouting but I've attached a few pics although they are only progress photo's.
Busy tiling the floors now and managed to lay about 150 tiles myself so very pleased with the progress. A few more weeks and we should have all the floor tiling that can be laid, finished and then we start on the second bathroom and hope to have it completed before we start with our busy silage and hay season that will probably start sometime in Oct again.
All in all, we've had a very busy 10 months with a wonderful hay season hence plenty of money spent since on the home!!