The scaffolding has cost us small fortune to date and we're eager to rid ourselves of the burden. The aim of the game right now is to work on outside tasks that we can only reach via the scaffolding, so painting, eaves etc is the priority at the mo.
The weather has been brutal the past few days... so much rain. What is it about the mountains that attracts it so?
Here's MOTH doing his best...
you can also see the electrical cabling has also started.
AC also pointed out to me Fuzzy's pretty awesome joinery...
The front door is thought to be the mouth of the home, the entry point where energy, abundance and opportunities may find us... and we agonised over this door. How do you choose a door without seeing the space and surroundings of it's location? Well... we just took pot luck and a vote. Here's what it looks like unstained. A friend of a friend came this week to set it all up for us, then it was removed and the oh-so attractive temporary door (yes, another MOTH creation) was put in it's place until we've finished playing dirty. I quite like it from the other side...
Many jobs are on the go right now. Our main aim is to do all outside jobs that we can only access via the scaffolding, so sanding and painting fascia boards is this weekend's task, while we wait for the WeatherTex, weathergroove board for the eaves and between the cellar story windows.
In the meantime, the inside crew is straightening the walls ready for the second inside coat of render. We've filled most of the rabbit holes but now have to deal with some lumps and bumps. This is a very specialised process involving MacGyver... oops MOTH's home-made wall-levelling device.
Owner building has it's good and not so good points... some of the tradies actually do what they're supposed to and some don't. In this particular case, the stairs installed in January are a hazard and require adjustment as they currently jut out from the wall. Stoopid really, considering we had to have the walls plastered first so they could measure up, only to make and fit "standard" stairs that ultimately don't fit properly.
Oh well... Fuzzy and his trusty saw to the rescue. All fixed! But it wasn't that simple, some framing had to be moved to ensure door sizes remained correct and plastering to be re-done.
It's starting to look like an actual house... and we're thrilled. The final outside coat came up beautifully and we are happy with the decision to not add a colour to the mix. The final colour, now that it's 2 weeks on and pretty much dry, is a very nice beige-sand colour... very natural.
The photo on right is the same shot as the previous post. Quite a difference hey?
It was hard yakka finishing up sponging the walls, several days work in fact, and as Nama pointed out, the skills learned by watching the Karate Kid helped a bit... wax on, wax off... that's how it was done. Couldn't move arms at the end of the day tho...
The raincoat was taken off last week... how awesome is this!!!