Friday, February 10, 2012

South Exterior Wall PLASTERED

Yay Team! Just a quick six days and poof, plastered wall.

Day 1 Prep: 5 hours Alaine
Day 2: 2.5 hours Aliane
Day 3: 7.5 + 3 hours Noble
Day 4: 8.5 + 4 hours Noble
Day 5: (today) 7 hours + 5 hours Noble
Day 6: 8.5 + 2 hours Noble
Total: 60 hours!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thirty Some Feet in the Air!

 I got the middle section, arched part, plastered, didn't get the in-between picture though.
Spent 8.5 hours doing that.
Then, a calm windless day, we hooked up a saftey built and Noble belayed me. We were really high tech. He looked up how to wrap a big rope rope around me (not so comfy) and then found a carabiner and hooked it to a long extension cord.
Luckily, no problems. and LUCKLY after just 7 hours, got that hard part done!
Day 1 Prep: 5 hours Alaine
Day 2:  2.5 hours Alaine
Day 3:  7.5 + 3 hours Noble
Day 4:  8.5 + 4 hours Noble
Subtotal: 30.5 hours so far

Can we get it done in one more day?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

2nd Day Plastering the Exterior South Wall

Gotta make sure it's not a windy day when one is plastering twenty some feet in the air on a not-very-stable platform.
Day 1: 5 hours Alaine prep

Day 2: 2.5 hours Alaine

Day 3: 7.5 + 3 hours Noble

Subtotal: 18 hours.

Any other guesses for total hours to plaster this whole side?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Can you see the difference? Just plastered the lower left section.
So far, about 5 hours in preping the wall ... using my chipping hammer to knock off buldges, and make sure the platform is safe.
and 2.5 hours to haul the plaster up and around to this the second floor and plaster that lower left part.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

How Many Days do you Think It'll Take Us to Plaster the South Wall?

 Here's where we started, our exterior south wall is about 45-50 feet across. The right side is more than 30 feet in the air?

What do you think? How many days or hours will it take us to get the whole surface done??
Remember, there will be a few hours of prep time...
Looking forward to guesses...

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Goal Reached!

Got the ceiling plastered in three days, the four arched walls finished in the four days we planned. So, we'd planned eight days to plaster and wire the whole living room, and we got 'er done with one day to spare!
Of course I have No Idea How Long the mosaic job on the east wall will take and we have to schedule out PAINTING!
Did you see how perfect those crystal nichos are looking? Noble made little boxed underneath, put in outlets, and has the light switch wired, so we can have colored lights shining up the crystal. Fabo!
1672.5 hours worked so far! = 104.5 days worked by the two of us. (No Pauly, we didn't calculate in hours you guys put in, let us know and I'll adjust)

Next, looks like nice weather, going to plaster the exterior south wall. It's 30 feet in the air, wish me luck!
Noble is plumbing the bathroom.
We plan a trip to ND in the coming days, so would LOVE to get the office and library and bathroom all done, so when we come back, I can start painting and Noble can figure out the kitchen.
We're both at a kind of lost on the kitchen
Will have to post the measurements and see if anyone wants to design it for us.
We had a group of 20 some architure students from Europe stay at the B & B a couple days ago, tried to get them to plan out my kitchen, no luck, they were having too much fun running around the Big Bend.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Before Pre-Plaster Final, South Living Room Wall

I tried to get you people to drink more jagermeister for the arch over this the south French door. But the arch turned out super! Wait'll you see it all plastered out!
Did I tell you Noble has the whole living room wired!
Notice these nichos on each side of the French doors, they are crystals!
The open square below the right nicho is where the A/C will go.
Papercrete is very insulating, R40 per square foot, if I have the correct.
Noble will put in some ways to get the heat out at the high point in the kitchen and to suck the hot air out through the bedroom on the third floor. So, we shouldn't have to use the A/C much. But we plan to rent out the joint when we're not hear, so some peopel need the A/C.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

After Plaster

Plastered! The east wall in the living room.
1651 hours completed = 103.2 working days for the two of us.

I'm Still in need of broken mirros and ceramics.
Breaking a mirror used to mean bad luck, now it means Good luck for me.
Bring me broken mirros and we'll give you a discount at the B & B
I'm wearing the awesome rubber boots that friend Dawn got me at the Alpine Thrift Store Deja Vu. Love it, their profits go to help abused women, why buy new. No more cold wet toes for me!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Papercrete Plastering the Triple Arch Bottle Wall

Above the before shot of the east arch in the living room. 
I had to chop out a bunch of the bad plaster above the bottles, it looked pregnant. I want to make it a level smooth surface because after we get everything plastered I want to mosaic the big surface above the bottles and below the arch.
Also, if you have experience doing mosaic, adivce is Very Welcome.