Our house is beginning to actually look like a house! This week the internal stuff that takes forever and you never see was all finished being run through the walls (electric, plumbing, cable, gas lines) and the ports (I don’t know what they are really called) were installed on the outside of the house, so we can hook up to water/electric until we go “off the grid”. The siding was also put on!! It looks amazing and turned out better than I pictured in my head, of course Jake says that it turned out exactly the way that he pictured it in his head. You see, this is where we differ. I am a very kinesthetic and spatial learner, while Jake is verbal and logical. I need to physically see something for it to make sense and Jake can just talk about it and see it in his head like it is right in front of him. This makes it very difficult when he is trying to explain some idea that he has to me and I just stare back at him blankly. Along with being very difficult, this is also very common…especially when it comes to space saving ideas for the house, which there are lots of. One idea in particular that he was attempting to explain to me this past week, was the pull system for the guest loft ladder. We decided we wanted to upcycle a pully system from an old barn into the house. Jake came up with an idea of how to attach the ladder to the pull, so when we are not using the guest loft/tv area we can “pull” it up and out of the way. This idea is great for space saving; however, I had to have him explain it like 5 times while standing in the house and I still have no idea how it works or where the ladder is being pulled to. I told him I understood the last time he explained it, because I could tell he was getting frustrated with me and honestly when he reads this he will not be surprised in the least haha.
Fifth Week of Construction Lessons
- Belts OBVIOUSLY are to be used to keep up basketball shorts 😉
- Just when you think something is “finished”, it’s not.
- I STILL need to master the art of looking like I am doing something while I am not.
- I should contract out to polyurethane for others. I might just be that good now.
- The pups are spoiled.
- Standing on grass is much better for your legs than standing on pavement.
- Neck Straps for glasses should be required on a construction site.
- Saw dust provides another layer of sun protection.
- Always over order supplies. Always over order supplies.
- To save money, make your own bathroom tub and sink!