After work yesterday we rented an extension ladder (dad's wasn't quite tall enough). We started by removing the old window & storm window (5:30), framed out the new window opening (5:50), trimmed off a couple of pieces of siding that were in the way (6:15), stuck down some self-adhesive flashing, made a run back to my parents' house to rip some boards that were mis-measured, & finally slipped the window in & nailed it down (7:15). When it was DARK. Then we stuck some more flashing up around the window (8:00) & called her good (8:15)! Well, until we start re-siding the house next summer. But that's another story for another day. Right now I'm going to enjoy the nice cross breeze I can now get through the attic...no more painted shut windows!
Here's a short timeline of crappy iphone pictures. It was just easier than juggling my big camera.
Next step = drywall! The plan is to get the whole ceiling hung this weekend...but a lot of that depends on if it rains tomorrow. We don't have a covered trailer, so if it rains we don't have a way to get the sheetrock home from the lumber yard. Let's think sunny skies!
move vent from closet to bedroom
drywall (hang, tape, mud, sand)
remove door to attic & open up
prime & paint walls & ceiling
spray, make, & hang lights
finish floors (stain, paint, just varnish?)
paint & install stair railings
paint & install baseboard trim
paint & install board & batten trim
storage doors for under eave access