Monday, February 27, 2012

Praise and Worship at Centerpoint

I was invited by a new friend of mine to attend a praise and worhip service at Centerpoint in Prattville last night. It was really an awesome, powerful expression of God's people. I was happy I went and look forward to the next time! Thank you Athenia!

Working, working, working....

Had a productive Saturday working on the house. Of course as it the routine on Saturday, I had to go into town for breakfast before anything. I like to eat a Waffle House, which just happens to be very close to the Home Depot where I buy building supplies. I got up at 7, but didn't leave until 8. By the time I ate, put gas in the truck and returned with building supplies, it was 11:30. Oh the joys of living 25 miles from anything!

I worked constantly from the time I got home until about 5:30. I completed one small section of siding on the shed dormer end wall. Hopefully, this will take care of the water infiltration that has been plaguing me since I constructed the upper floor. I know it doesn't look like much for six hours of work, but working by myself slows me considerably. At least I'm making progress!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Life gets in the way!

No wonder why progress on my house is so slow! Wednesday night I attended Ash Wednesday service at Robinson Spring UMC. Last night I fixed a plumbing leak for a dear friend of mine who didn't have the ability to fix it themselves nor the resources to call a plumber. Tonight I'm going to see the movie "Act of Valor" with several of my biking friends. Tomorrow at 8AM there is a scheduled 71-mile bike ride. At my pace, that's about 7 hours when you add up the rest stops. That's a whole Saturday of work time shot and I have a leaky roof that needs attending to! Sunday there is church, a relaxer bike ride at 2, then I've been invited to a Praise and Worship service in the evening. When do I work on the house?

Maybe it's time to review my priorities... but then again, don't I have them in the proper order? I will not abstain from church unless I'm sick. I won't sacrifice my health for the sake of the house (I've done that once already). And all work and no play leaves Glen slightly depressed and feeling sorry for himself. Hmmm, it seems quite apparent why the house isn't closer to completion, doesn't it?

Maybe I'll just opt for the Sunday ride and work on my leaky roof. A suitable compromise? Not really, but probably the most prudent thing to do. I'm getting tired of mopping up water and replacing insulation.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Home progress once again!

No need to go in to the details, but for one reason or another I have been doing very little work on my house. I have installed some additional foundation supports here and there and still have a bit more to do in that area, but I'm once again working regularly on the house.

Here's a shot showing the framing for the windows in the end gable. The view from these windows will overlook the entrance to my property and provide more natural daylight to the room. They will be picture windows, that is they won't open.

Here's a shot from last night showing the upper room with one of the walls insulated. I'm doing some structure work making a truss out of the roof support structure allowing me to get rid of the post in the middle of the room. This was always the plan, the post was there to expedite construction. Once the post is gone, I will have 18' X 22 1/2' of unobstructed space, hence the name "The Upper Room". Originally designed to be a recording studio, Since it is looking so nice, I'm thinking pretty heavily about making it my bedroom.