We got off to a late start today. My brother came and visited, which was lovely. He played video games with The Boy and the kids, we had some lunch and played Pirates of the Caribbean Life. My mom bought that for Mr. Man last year for his birthday (he gets his gift when she comes and visits in the summer) and in a whole year I had never played it once. What a fun time we had. So anyhow, we didn't get started on the room until about 3:45 when he left. That said, I think we made good time today.
I think that today's work was the easiest we've done yet. The Boy, who was doing the seam taping would probably disagree, as I heard him huffing a lot. Mudding up all those holes and dings reminded me a lot of painting with a metal spatula on a large canvas, which is something I find relaxing and enjoyable. I asked him at one point why I didn't just mud the whole wall, as it seemed sometimes as that was what I was doing, and he replied that it would be more messy. I'm not convinced. We unearthed a corner of the room on Saturday that was missing a bit of drywall, and so he cut slices to fit and filled in the missing strip. We called it a day at 7pm (as we had a late lunch) for dinner, and will pick up where we left off tomorrow. All the holes/dings are finished, and there are a few more seams that need to be re-taped and mudded up. All the work we did today will need to be wet sanded and 2nd coats will need to be reapplied.
And because I feel guilty that I'm sharing such boring photos this week, I leave you with these awesome woodpeckers that were hanging out on our black walnut tree today. There are about 3 or 4 of them that live in the woods across the street (and they all look a little different that is how I can tell) and at least one of them visits every day. I was quite happy that I happened to have the Boys good camera in my hand when I noticed them on my way up to snap today's progress photos. Enjoy!