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The return of the Monk

The Wandering Monk returns later this morning. I have him here for two ambitious days. We’re going to try to:

  • Insulate 500+ square feet of attic;
  • Prepare the ground for a new propane tank;
  • Frame the closet for the bedroom-to-be;
  • Finish drywalling the bedroom (just one more sheet) and drywall the new closet, both inside and out (the back of the closet also being a wall in the laundry room);
  • And I’m going to attempt to finish the bedroom ceiling as the Monk interrupts his other work to help with tricky cuts and removing/solving various weirdities that are interfering completion of the ceiling.

I’m wildly looking forward to getting all this done (though, as you can imagine, less wildly looking forward to actually doing it). We’ll both be balls-to-the-wall busy today and tomorrow. So if I’m slow to approve or reply to comments, or if I fail to post anything tomorrow, you’ll know why.

Should eventually have happy pix, though. 🙂


  1. Claire
    Claire December 7, 2017 11:07 am

    Sigh. Well, so much for that.

    The Monk texted at 9:00 to say he’d be late because his truck needed a jump.

    He texted at 10:00 to say he was off to buy a new battery.

    He texted at 10:30 to tell me it’s not a battery problem and next he’ll try fixing the starter.

    We agreed to call off the day. I don’t know whether we’ll try for tomorrow or skip until Monday. But I think I’ll go out and goof off for the afternoon.

  2. Pat
    Pat December 7, 2017 11:35 am

    Goofing off is good for the soul. Save your energy for the next battle.

  3. Joel
    Joel December 7, 2017 12:47 pm

    Wow. You got a contractor to agree to come, he called with a problem that would delay him, then he called TWICE MORE WITH UPDATES instead of just blowing you off.

    That’s not normal.

  4. Claire
    Claire December 7, 2017 2:48 pm

    Yes. 🙂 It has nothing to do with testicles. We all just have dirty little minds.

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