In a Hurry

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I’m kind of out of time already and the day has hardly started. I was in Lawrence until after 2 am and am heading back now. Yesterday went super slow on the remodeling front. I rewired an electrical box, having moved it, but one three-way switch didn’t work right. I spend a couple hours trying to fix it, then called my brother Kris. I can’t really proceed with the drywall, etc., without getting the electricity working right. Long story short, someone had rewired the other end of the three-way, at a box in the hallway, and they had just put one wire on the wrong side of a switch. So, I spent the majority of the day being hung up with a problem that was solved by a 2 minute fix. Shit.

Anyway, I put up the drywall. It is always a challenge making it flush with existing wall. The walls and ceilings here are a 1/2 layer of drywall, covered with plaster. The drywall has holes in it that allowed the plaster to impregnate it. Kind of cool, I haven’t seen it before.

I used plaster of Paris to fill in the big gaps. Mam, is that strange stuff. I have no idea why the name seems so familiar. I think, maybe, we played with it in kindergarten. Anyway, it has a working time of nothing. Like 5 minutes. Perfect for my situation, but you don’t want to mix much up at a time. I put on some rubber gloves to try to make a little sculpture with some extra, but it hardened up too fast In finally just made a ball, about the size of a grapefruit. It got super hot. Lots of chemical reaction there.

There is a winter storm watch here and it is supposed to snow 7 inches later. I hate waiting for drywall compound to dry. So, I’m going to head over there now, put a thick layer on and see if I can accelerate the process. I’ll post something more interesting than this, which most likely only entertains me, later.

From this.....

From this…..

To this.

To this.

This is where I'm at now.

This is where I’m at now.

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