Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mud, Makers, and Mugshots

 With the drywall up, Troy came over to ply his trade. He's an absolute wizard when it comes to mud. Like a country version of David Blane! I wish I had Before & After pictures of the ceiling that he had to cover. It was extremely fugly. But in less than four hours, Troy unpacked, slicked down the ceiling, sealed the seams, and covered all the drywall holes. It would have taken me two days to finish. (It took me a day and a half, with my father's help, to hang it!) He did it in four hours. And his work is much much better than mine.

While Troy was working on Liam's room, we were building Liam's second dresser.The first one was only three small drawers. This one is much bigger. Twice as many drawers, And each much bigger than the first dresser. But they're a matching set. And should go well with the bed once it is built. I don't know what you'd call these things. I just know what I like. And how to following building instructions. Good times followed. Liam helped get everything assembled. It only required patience, four hours, an Alan key, and an optional rubber mallet (Liam's favorite part!)

Afterwards, we celebrated like men: with beer and burgers from Mugshots! I had all the beer (Woodchuck cider) and a fabulous Peanut Butter Burger. Liam had a milkshake and a Bishop Burger with bbq sauce. Just the two of us. Hanging out after a long day of work.

Good times on multiple fronts. And there was much rejoicing.

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