Studio project 3

Ready for electrician to distribute wires in the 3 new wall skeletons, then we can begin putting up insulation and plaster boards up to where the windows go in.

= no more hay dust or risk of cat pee (not my cats, the occasional stray) in this section of the loft when that and the top triangle wall are done. Plenty of saw dust everywhere however, so I won’t be able to move in with my stuff until the 4th wall has a skeleton too, at the earliest.

We’re lucky we get to use a good saw for all the angles that need to be cut, it’s so fast and precise (and well, messy)! Everything up there is crooked, floor, timber, not two pieces are the same length if we want at least some pretence of my “box” being level.

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New straw from our neighbour will arrive on Saturday, then we’ll be able to stack things down that end to declutter the workspace. I can’t work more than a few hours a day, but I’m confident we’ll be getting there eventually. Fatigue is setting in now, mentally as well, as I found myself fretting over the fact that when we’re done, I still won’t be done, all the holes and gaps in the plasterboards to fill in and sand and then paint or whatever. But since it coincides with my regular monthly collapse I’ve decided not to worry that I’m beginning to worry. It’ll pass.

Little else in the way of creativity is happening, today I’ll be giving the ponies a bath if it’s the only thing I do.

Took a photo of the one (1!) orange cosmos that made it this year.

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10 thoughts on “Studio project 3

  1. Love the cosmos. Our house is crooked too, two feet wider at the back than the front. Most fun I’ve ever had was watching plumbers trying to install a tub where no matter what they did levelling it didn’t work. Tradesmen hate ourselves………generally I hear a lot of colourful language and excuses!

    1. I can imagine how a builtin bathtub would be the ultimate challenge in creative thinking! Or just getting wall tiles looking neat.

  2. Åh, hvor ser det bare fristende ud! Jeg glæder mig til at se det færdige resultat.
    Skæve vægge og gulve kender vi også. Vores havedør lukker hele tiden, hvis ikke jeg tøjrer den – brandirriterende når mnan lige skal bære noget ud gennem døren – bare fordi håndværkerne ikke lyttede efter. Suk.

      1. De bliver ufattelig fedtede i hårrødderne og man og hale ligesom os andre. Sorte fingre når man gnubber dem. Og jeg strigler ikke hver dag, mine går bare ud og ind som de vil hele året og ruller sig i mudder og støv. Så jeg plejer at give dem et bad når de har fældet vinterpelsen, i år har det bare ikke passet med vejr, helbred og tid førend nu.

        Faktisk er der mange som vasker dem meget oftere, især hvis de tager til stævner.

  3. You are getting closer to the much awaited space! I know what you mean about worrying with the thought of” will this actually ever be finished”? We are making progress and this is wonderful, but It is still hard to imagine a finished studio ready for all of my ‘things’. I will silence my worries and trust that some kind of space will at least be ready for me to retreat to…you too! Oh, the thought of a little nook….dreamy. The thought of this should keep us going forward!

    1. Yes, the detail list of tasks to be completed on such a project is massive! I try to only look 1-2-3 ahead, but sometimes you catch a glimpse of the summit and think that you’re no closer than you were when you started… 😉

    1. 🙂

      I just got confirmation that our neighbour will be helping us put in the windows, it’s a very high roof, plates have to been cut, climbing on the outside involved, that sort of thing. So that’s a relief, I only have basic woodworking skills.

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