Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Texas Room, Day 8!

Last evening it started raining. It is rare that we ever hear the rain inside the motorhome because we have a canopy over the coach and the rain falls on it. Since there is quite a buffer of air between the canopy and the motorhome roof, we generally don't hear much. But last evening we could hear a lot. The rain beat against the side of the motorhome and we even had some thunder. It is cold here in Texas, but we still aren't complaining. The rain is needed throughout Texas and my cactus are even loving it. I planted Misty, my 2-year old Poinsettia and she is putting out some red leaves for the first time in almost 2 years, so something is agreeing with her. It continued to rain all night and most of the morning.

Today John started with boxing in the alcove in the big room. This is where the fireplace with go and the flat screen TV. This has a little roof on it on the outside of the building, so that had to be flashed and shingled as well.

Then they moved inside and started putting up the ceiling rafters. When the day was done, the rafters were all in and the wall separating the bath and the kitchen was in. Now that there is more definition to the floorplan, it is easier to visualize what goes where and I am starting to get excited about the finished product. It rained most of the morning, but it did eventually stop. But the good part is that now that the building is enclosed, they can move inside and work anytime the weather is bad. They will do some electrical tomorrow. After dinner tonight, we went to buy some more items. We got our tub and enclosure ordered, a toilet and the microwave/convection oven. The oven happened to be on sale and was just what we wanted so we bought it. The other items are needed in order to start the plumbing, and they are going to be delivered on Monday.

Tomorrow John will figure up the vinyl siding and trim, etc., and we will get that ordered. At some point, they will put that on as the outside must be completely finished before we leave the valley in March. But I think that will not be a problem.

The last item worked on was the entry door. After it was installed, we could see that it would not work to swing it left, so I went to McCoy's after getting my haircut today and got a right swing door jam. The guys did switch it out and now the door works better for us.

We went to dinner tonight at the hall. Tonight was the Elm Street dinner. It was very good. Chicken breast, green beans or corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry salad or applesauce, roll, coffee, tea, and cake. It was a very good meal and we enjoyed it.

We still have many trips out to buy supplies and materials. We didn't find the sink base we wanted, but we still have some places to check.

Till next time. . .


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