#DamselNOTinDistress, Part 2

Phew.

Yesterday, I shared my lazy Sunday in bed. Why was I so exhausted? Well, after two weekends of solid work (plus a week of parent-teacher conference craziness combined with more #damselNOTindistresswork), I finished hanging the drywall, applying the mud, texturing, and painting!

This blurry shot is me celebrating being done mudding the drywall:

Finished mudding

And then it was time to mask off the windows and center beam to get ready for paint and texture:

Masking

Masking

The texturing went quickly and was relatively painless:

Texture

And then, finally, there was paint:

Hallway

I can’t believe how great this place looks!

Living Room

Dining Room

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The flooring arrives today! Once that goes in, I think I’ll finally feel like I’m not living in a construction zone!

#DamselNOTinDistress, Part 1

>Sheetrock

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed the hashtag #damselNOTindistress floating around. Before we decided to part ways, F and I signed a six-month “work for rent” lease on a place that needed a little bit of TLC: pulling up old carpet, sheetrocking over wood paneling, and a few other miscellaneous projects.

Sheetrock

Since I solely inherited this fairly large project shortly after a pretty life changing experience, I have to admit that it inspired in me a little bit of the “I am woman, hear me roar” feeling. Plus, since this project is taking up most of my free time (well, at least when I’m not hiking or doing something much more awesome), it’s one of the only things besides Sprocket’s sweet face I have to Instagram these days. And so, #damselNOTindistress was born.

ThermostatI’ve even had to buy some tools. I get excellent service at Home Depot.

Power tools

#damselNOTindistress

October 7, 2010-October 6, 2011

Today marks a year of living in the Silver Valley. I cannot believe how much has changed in our lives.

Moving: A year ago today, I’d just finished up moving all of our stuff (Forrest’s tools and bikes included!) from Missoula to a storage unit here. I’d arranged to live in the basement of a real estate agency for three weeks while we waited to move into our rental house (we were picky and wanted a place we could heat with wood). I was waiting for Forrest to come back from North Dakota.

Sprocket is a lazy packing helper

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