Monday, May 29, 2017

Interior west wall done. Still a lot of work (and expense) in a very small window. Shares needed.

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West wall of the house — dining area and kitchen. That was today's accomplishment. That may not sound like much, but give the labor-intensive, meticulous nature of the work, it's a big deal. We're supposed to get rain later this week, and if so, they may come back before the weekend. They've got the north wall of the kitchen, the pantry cabinet and coat closet, the bathroom and utility room, the area around the vigas across the house, and the south wall to do yet. The south wall comes last, because it has to be done all in one shot, uninterrupted. You can't tell from the photo up there, but their work is incredibly clean around all the woodwork. Where the plaster joins that herringbone ceiling? It's truly a work of art.

I got no painting done today; a migraine, combined with the need to pick up more paint and constant hijacks of every task I tried to undertake took care of that. Maybe tomorrow. Or not.

In the meantime, the regular crew returns tomorrow. They've got casing to do upstairs, among other things, and we have to sit down and plot out the order of all the many, many things that remain to be done. Which means I'll be pulled in twenty directions at once tomorrow, too. You'd think after a year of this, I'd be used to it by now, but apparently not.

Anyway, there's a long road ahead, even if we are squeezed for time at this point. We've got to figure out how to fit a huge amount of work (and expense) into a very small window, so shares are essential at this point. Here are all the links:
  • First, to donate, the PayPal link is here
  • Second, for sales (which we really need to make, and I'll be highlighting some of his high-end stuff on the site this week), the link to Wings's site (preferably with a testimonial, if you have some of his work), because sales are gonna keep this thing rolling. 
  • And finally, the link to our wishlist (which badly needs updating), with an emphasis on the Lowe's gift cards, because those are what will help us pay for all the stuff that will make this place liveable, like a water heater and flooring and so forth. A note here: I really do dislike Home Depot, but they have a terrific tile that would work for pretty much the entire downstairs (except the bathroom) that's less than a third of the price of a lot of what's comparable from Lowe's. So I might need to add them to the wishlist, too, much as it pains me. 
As I've also been saying, we need to make some sales, and sales of some of Wings's bigger-ticket items would go a very, very long way toward this phase (the most expensive of the entire process, unfortunately). We've been blessed with a couple of sales this week, and this weekend I've posted Wings's two latest works. I haven't even had time yet to do a separate post for the new micaceous pottery by a member of his extended family. Please share them as they go up; his new work in particular is pretty spectacular. I have more work this evening, and I have to get on it. Many thanks and much love to everyone.

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