Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Sweat equity

Just as a matter of record, I would like to point out that over the course of this summer, while building the one-bedroom cottage that I will be renting and moving into soon, I have acquired the following skills (with varying degrees of mastery):
  • Laying Pergo
  • Hanging sheet rock
  • Mudding and taping sheet rock
  • Applying structolite (like stucco)
  • Painting
  • Blowing insulation (eco-friendly, green insulation made of recycled newspapers!)
  • Roofing
I can't wait to move in! The place is going to be amazing!


Terminal Degree said...

You are amazing!

ChrisP said...

I do understand that you are standing back from blogging for a while and I respect that. No, really, I do. But "building a cottage"!!! Oh, come on. wtf is going on? :-) Are we talking "back to the woods" here? :-) Should we send food parcels? :-)
When you are done, I need a garden shed...

concretegodmother said...

look how handy you are! if we'd known, we'd have put you to work while you were here! ;-) just kidding. but these are marketable skills you're acquiring for free here.

it's nice to see an update. (wasn't sure if you'd fallen in the river or something.) i'm truly excited to see the final results! wish we were close enough to help you move.

Marie said...

Oooh, girl you are one useful woman. I trust you will post pics when you are done. Sounds just perfect and amazing.

Katherine E. said...

you are truly amazing, linda!
when u get set up and have time, send me ur new address, OK?