Chores I have accomplished this 4 day weekend...2 posts for dog yard installed, box of items donated to charity, 8 feet of wall built. Here are my dogs helping me with my wall.
I took a nap today which gave me a lot less time to work but it was oh so nice. It rained all day although still not enough to help with the digging of holes. I tried to dig a new hole and only the top inch was wet. It was too chilly outside so I did most of my work inside...except for a load of laundry, adding bleach to my water tanks and attempting to hook up some gutter to my green house. I almost bought more gutter at Home Depot but didn't think I needed a whole 10 feet length which is how it is sold. Turns out I do need all 10 feet. Well, I missed this rain but maybe I'll have it set up for next time.
Back on my wall, the liquid nails that I bought to help stabilize things did not work like I had hoped. I ended up screwing metal brackets to the top and bottom of the studs. Luckily I already had brackets so I didn't have to make another trip to the store. Then it was time to insulate the wall and let's just say...I made a mess of it. Then I tried to screw the panelling on, which did not work at all. I was very frustrated by then and took out my anger on the wall with a hammer and nails. That worked although the wall is a little bit bumpy in places where I hit it too hard.
Eight feet down, now I need a door and three more feet of wall. I wish I could finish this project before I have to go back to work but sadly my vacation fun time is over. I suppose I need to earn more money to pay for what I just bought, $170 worth of building supplies and power tools. That wasn't in the budget. And then I need to pay for all of my other plans...a bathroom, water system, heating and cooling, window, kitchen, etc.... I am thrilled that it is starting to take shape.