So far, mudding has taken more time than anything else in the entire project. I'm still watching mud dry!
Actually, the mud “cures” and you can feel slight warmth when you hold your hand up against it. Both Jimmy and I constantly have white mud on our shoulders and elbows. The mudders show up at 8:30 a.m., every three days or so, slather on more goop, and leave. They have the most creative technique for reaching the ceiling:
Yes, those are stilts!
In other news, our cabinets have finally arrived! Jimmy and I were in bed in our little one-room hideout at the front of the house. At 7:30 a.m., I heard the sound of a big truck on our street. Our street is small, with only 10 houses, so when you hear a large truck, you notice it. I jumped out of bed (well, out of the sofa bed) and exclaimed, “Our cabinets are here!" And there was the Precision Cabinets truck:
As you can see from the photo, this is a large truck, and it was loaded with just our cabinets! They looked dwarfed huddled at the front of the trailer. The next things to emerge from the truck were the tools, then five guys!
They began their work, and I left for the office. I was treated to this lovely site when I returned home:
New cabinets! Hooray!