I am sitting here barely able to move, but sooooo excited! I went over to the house today and I loved the ceilings. Wes, the drywall guy, uses a technique called stomp and drag. He uses a self-designed tool to apply the plaster to the ceilings. (See the picture of the guy in the blue shirt.) They then go back and knock it down so it provides a flat surface. Tomorrow, yes Sunday, he's going to apply an orange peel texture all of the walls in the house. It's going to look just like an orange peel, minus the fabulous orange color. I wanted flat, but I will settle with the orange peel. It hides the flaws in the walls much better and makes the overall look much smoother. I just like it because it's smooth enough that I can still get straight, clean paint lines for stripes, apply vinyl wall graphics etc. and no one will draw blood on rough walls!
While the guys continued to work on the walls/ceilings, I tackled the paneling in the kitchen. It all had to come down because we need to rewire the kitchen for electricity. (No one panic, Dad was able to save the green built-in in the corner. It will be moving to the opposite corner.) The need to rewire means that I get to design my kitchen and have to know where everything is going. Yahoo! Since I already have everything planned in my head, I now just have to make it reality and get it down on paper. Should be an easy task. I have no where else to be on Monday so I can tackle it then. Oh wait, school starts doesn't it? Darn. Can you guess what's going to be the feature of Day 13?