It feels good completing one phase and moving onto the next.
The convertible eating area and beds are essentially complete. The wall paneling was finished the other day which also meant that the electrical switches in the area are wired in and installed. Today I attached the fold down legs onto the bed panels. The main things to finish up for the bedroom are the support arms to hold up the panels when we are going into those storage areas and garage, which acts as the support section for the head areas of each bed.
In the kitchen the cabinetry is 99% complete. The only thing to do for cabinets is to install the 2 small trays onto the tip out false front in the cooktop area. The countertop is the big thing remaining for the kitchen. I'm picking up the laminate (special order) and I'm hoping that this weekend I can glue it to the plywood and maybe even finish the countertop. We ended up going with laminate because the Corian was going to be really expensive and they wouldn't give us the cut sections.
Real work went into the bathroom today. The way my brain works is I will ponder a situation and then "avoid it" for a while. I'm kind of thinking it's procrastination but I think in reality it's not. I need to percolate over ideas, and let some ideas go and new ones to come in. Then when it comes time to actually get to it, I can draw on the various thoughts and really get into the functional details. Of course when the work actually happens, things don't always go as planned but at least I then have a framework for knowing what I'm trying to achieve and use that as a basis for continued decision making.
Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.