But, I realized that once those contractors are done the big steps are pretty well over. And when I realized how little I accomplished by myself today the idea of baby-steps came crashing down on me. It will be wonderful living at 3283 and making incremental progress toward completion. But the changes that will be seen each day will be no where as dramatic as they have been for the last 2 1/2 months.
I hope I can keep up the enthusiasm I have for the project when I am both the "owner" and the "crew." I'll try to keep up this blog. And your comments will encourage me.
Today there were two baby-steps:
The first involved relocating the overhead lamp on the back porch. Where it was located would be inside the new bathroom. It will now illuminate the screened porch--like it was intended to.
When I returned, I found some old cardboard boxes to protect the split face block, and began slapping primer on the bare wood band boards and siding. [I am a sloppy painter and I didn't want to get paint on the split face block. It would be impossible to clean off.] By 6:00 I had much of the wall done...but not completed. I won't be painting tomorrow...unless I have a fully functioning water system earlier than I expect. So the wall will wait until this weekend to become all white.