Aside from repairs to your home being done well, you want them done quickly. I promise to start posting some hobby content, but I wanted to share the progress that has been made in the past week on the house. The next time I post something about the studio, it will be the end result. I'm hoping everything stays on track and if it does, I'll have my studio back in about two weeks.
Here the roof has been repaired. A little bit of truss work, some outside wall work and all the plywood you see there is brand new. So many holes were found that they ended up replacing 12 of the 20 sheets that make up the back half of the roof. The floor has been put back in to the point of the closets.
More drywall will be coming out (mainly the ceiling), but that's for a professional to do. I can paint toy soldiers, but I can't hang or mud drywall to save my life. I'm told there's a trick to doing it well, but it escapes me entirely.
With the drywall guys scheduled for this week, I needed to install all of the insulation. I suppose I could have contracted the job out, but for every job you pass off, you add more time to the project overall. I figured I could tack up insulation and I don't think I did too bad of a job in the end.
Here's the ceiling of the laundry room directly below the rebuilt portion of the studio. Notice the professional insulation job there. It doesn't hold out as much heat as it does noise. It's much quieter in the house now with the stuff up. Still very hot upstairs, but I suspect the drywall will do a good job of keeping that back. Trying to cool the outdoors for the past month with our central air conditioner has been tough. The power company sent us a very nice thank you card though.
And last but certainly not least is my trusty companion. She has been right next to me all day long. Despite her fears of shop vacs and loud noises, she has hung in there to the end. I just have to keep sweeping up my mess as I go along so she doesn't get anything stuck in her paws as she walks around with me.
I want to thank everyone who has supported me through this monster project. Not how I planned on spending my summer. And to add insult to injury... my Dad had a tree fall on a fence down on his farm. No big deal until the cows he has started getting out. In the process of fixing it for him, I now have poison ivy, oak, or something-or-another all over both of my legs.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel though. I will be getting to build a killer model in my new renovated and high-speed studio for one person chosen from everyone who has helped support the site. I'm going all out on this one.
Make sure to check out these posts as they might help:
FTW studio destroyed by severe warp storm
FTW Studio slowly being cleaned up