Hanging drywall, day 3

Saturday morning. Andre from Celis Drywall is in the house by himself, continuing to hang drywall. The ceilings are done. He’s putting up walls — transforming a construction zone with exposed studs and insulation into rooms with walls.

Jacquela in the trainroom, just before she tried to escape Steven's camera by hiding in the closet.
Jacquela in the trainroom, just before she tried to escape Steven’s camera by hiding in the closet.
The stairwell and loft, drywall hung.
The stairwell and loft, with drywall hung.
From the opposite corner of the loft, looking back toward the stairwell.
From the opposite corner of the loft, looking back toward the stairwell.
From the landing on the first floor, looking up at the ceiling over the stairwell.
From the landing on the first floor, looking up at the ceiling over the stairwell.
Jacquela descending the stairs, trying to escape the camera.
Jacquela descending the stairs, trying to escape the camera.
Ron Dahlke is using steel studs to frame the fireplace, prepping the brick to be covered by fire-resistant drywall. This is one of the design mandates for Emerald Hill -- get rid of the yellow brick, either by paint on the exterior or drywall on the interior.
Ron Dahlke is using steel studs to frame the fireplace, prepping the brick to be covered by fire-resistant drywall. This is one of the design mandates for Emerald Hill — get rid of the yellow brick, either by paint on the exterior or drywall on the interior.
Downstairs in the office, Ron hung OSB sheathing to serve as blocking for the shelves that Steven plans for the south wall. Drywall will go over the sheathing, and the OSB will provide structural support when Steven hangs shelving.
Downstairs in the office, Ron hung OSB sheathing to serve as blocking for the shelves that Steven plans for the south wall. Drywall will go over the sheathing, and the OSB will provide structural support when Steven hangs shelving.
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Civic interruptus, redux 2

Jay at First Texas Honda reports that a retaining bolt used to attach the transmission cable came loose — which explains why Jacquela could not shift gears or get her key out of the ignition; the computer “thought” the car was still in Drive.

All fixed. No charge. Jay believes this is one small item potentially shaken loose during replacement of the engine.

Saturday morning, Jacquela and Steven return the loaner to First Texas and pick up Jacquela’s civic — and off we go to Emerald Hill, Costco, lunch, Lowe’s. No problems with car.

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