I finished the framing in the basement, the plumbing is roughed in, and the electrical has been run through the walls...and the drywallers were starting on Monday morning.

So I spent Saturday cleaning out my workshop/shed,, throwing a bunch of stuff away, sweeping it out, organizing it, etc.  It needed a good cleaning.  It hadn't really been cleaned since it was shelled.  Whole lot of sawdust, wood chunks, scrap siding, nails and screws all over the place.  Plus it was just cluttered with tools and other stuff from all the work I've been doing.  For the first time, it actually looked like a real workshop when I was done.  Kinda cool.

On Sunday, I needed to make room in the basement so the drywallers could work unimpeded.  So I spent the day cleaning it up.  I moved almost everything out and into the suddenly cavernous shed (due to the previous day's cleaning)...and alas, the workshop is once again full of stuff.  But that's just until the basement is finished, then I get my workshop back.  Then came the sweeping.  And just like the shed...there was tons of sawdust and other little things all over the place from construction.  I don't think I've ever sneezed so much in my life...I was miserable.  The dust was flying all over the place due to my wicked cleaning frenzy.  But it was worth it.  The basement was essentially empty.  I didn't want to slow down the drywallers because of stuff being in their way.  We can't afford any delays at this point.

I spoke with the leader of the drywaller gang (Bob Davis from Davis Reliable Drywall) when he got there on Monday.  He pointed out a couple small framing spots that needed to be addressed to better accommodate the drywall.  He said it wasn't a big deal and wouldn't slow them down, he just woudn't drywall those two spots on Monday.  So Monday night I finished that up.  So the framing is officially, 100% done now.  Ugh... it only took forever.

We were told they will be done in a few days.  Hopefully that is the case.  Ideally it will be painted on Friday so we can hang the drop ceiling on Saturday.

It's finally taking shape...and looking good.

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