04 March 2006
Today's job was to put a second coat of stain/sealant on the bedroom walls, and do part of the ceiling in the bedroom as well. The Boy helped by staining the white ceiling boards, and he did a fine job. I sawed and nailed and stuffed insulation into the ceiling, and then started the long job of restaining the walls. It doesn't really look like I did much, but the walls are more even and a richer colour. There are a few drip marks - it's not a pefect job by any stretch of the imagination - but it'll do fine.
This cottage grade 5/16 thick pine is a real pain to work with. It buckles and bows and twists and skews making it nearly impossible to have smooth seams between boards. This was a test, to see how well this stuff worked out ... true, it's only $5-7 for 14 square feet, but it just doesn't look or feel very solid. The rest of the house is to be done with 3/4" thick 6" wide boards, I think they'll be a significant improvement.
I *still* have my cough ... I don't feel as rotten as I did, but I do cough a lot. It seems to be making the rounds, I'm not the only one. Friday I took half a dozen lemons and a bottle of honey in to work, so that all the other people I have infected could enjoy lemon and honey in hot water along with me.
Hmm, I think I should go get some of that now.