(3)Monday January 7, 2002 - The rock guys are making good
progress inside and have finished the North wall outside. I stopped
at three hardware stores today. I bought more wood for molding and
ran it all through the shaper. It took me about an hour to run 328
feet of 1x4. I figure I am saving about fifty cents per foot by
making my own molding. I also installed one of the utility room
doors and most of the trim in the hall.
(3)Tuesday January 8, 2002 - Today, I installed two more
doors, finished the trim in the hall and started on the master bedroom.
The framers framed one of the doors in there the wrong size so I
had to buy an odd door and will have to case it in from scratch.
(3)Wednesday January 9, 2002 - Well I got another door installed,
cased in the closet doorway and put base board down in most of the
master bedroom. I also cut out the door opening to the bathroom
larger so I can case that in for a 28" door and I cased in
the french doors and one window in the dining room in cedar and
fixed the outside light that hasn't been working since we put up
the siding. I still have three more doors to install and baseboard
in the living room and upstairs to finish before we can schedule
(4)Thursday January 10, 2002 - I finished casing in the
door to the bathroom from the master bedroom. It took me almost
two hours to do this since I had to do it all from scratch including
mortising for the hinges, ripping the wood to the right width and
putting on the stop and trim. Those pre-hung doors will get you
spoiled. I also cased in the last window in the kitchen with cedar
and fixed a wiring problem that my father in law found. I had to
remove one of the panels in the utility room to access the wires
but that is fixed now. I also finished all of the baseboard in the
master bedroom and I will be through with it when I trim the window.
(3)Friday January 11, 2002 - Today I installed the closet
doors in the master bedroom and a door in the utility room. I also
ran another 112 feet of board through my shaper for door molding.
The following sunset picture were all taken today just a few minutes
apart from my office window.
(8)Saturday January 12, 2002 - I drove the tractor over
to Wink's this morning and then got more cement for the rock guys.
They finished all of the rock work today so Patti and I cooked fajitas
for them. I also finished installing all of the tiles in the utility
room and cased in one door and also cleaned up the site a little.
I managed to get my table saw to the house while I had help to unload
it. I hope to be finished with the trim soon so I can schedule the
(6)Sunday January 13, 2002 - Roy and Janie, my in-laws,
came down to help on the house again. I continued working on the
trim while Roy worked on a couple of outlets and an automatic switch
for the closet doors in the master bedroom.