Not so much

T minus 2 days till Xmas and not feeling much like the holidays. I’ve been on a big project at work for the last 2 weeks, we’re broke from helping our kids all year, and the weather is more spring than winter.

Carole is doing a great job of making the best of it, baking cookies, decorating the tree, etc. DeShawn has been busy making cards and drawings for everybody. This year’s tree has got to be the cheapest and easiest ever. We went to Target yesterday and their display trees were on sale for 75% off. We got a six foot tall one with white lights already installed for $18. Didn’t even have to assemble it…store to pickup truck to living room, plug it in.

Still work on the house continues…

This weekend we got most of the framing for the new porch ceiling and sidewall completed. Once more, the tough part of this work was matching the sizes of modern dimensional lumber with the old fashioned “true to size” boards. The old 2×4’s are actually 2″ by 4″ not 1.5″ by 3.5″. The original wall sheathing is 1″ thick, 5/4 by modern parlance. The matching is made worse by my obsession to make the new construction look like the original when done.

Mudroom porch framing

There’s still a day of work left finishing the soffit framing. I’m off work next week, so we are looking forward to having this big air hole closed in.