The House That Jack Built – Slow But Sure

Half way through mudding the living room, dining and kitchen area (open concept), I have found the most challenging part of mudding is being a novice working alone.  Missing is the comradery of having someone sharing the ups and downs of the experience.

Today, I have been taping and mudding the ceiling/wall joints.  Although a neighbor had shown me the technique, it is up to me to remember all the details associated with doing it.  Then there is the problem  of picking a tool to do the job……my advisers have been men, some of their application techniques are difficult to maintain through out the application.  The tools are cumbersome in my hands, but choosing a smaller tool is not as effect in achieving the optimum result.


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Down in my basement, lined neatly on a shelf are handwritten notebooks chronicling my life. After years of writing, the experience became more of a burden then an important part of my day so I quit writing. Five years later I took up writing again. This time it was in the form of a blog which gave me a place to hang out after I lost my job. From there my blog content morphed into writing about my general contractor experience building our house. As my life experiences grew so did my blog.

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