Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Drywall is Going Up!

Here's the parlour with its new plywood ceiling and interior insulation added between the strapping. Our contractor has been busy this week with these additions in the parlour and front bedroom. He's hanging drywall!
It makes me feel as if we are on the home stretch, at least for this phase. After the rest of the 2 rooms are drywalled, he will mud & prime the walls. It'll be warm & useable for us!
I'm going to get measurements for the ceiling in these rooms, and see what the tin ceiling panels will cost. I've got my heart set on them, the pre-painted cream coloured panels are gorgeous & period-perfect... But I'm afraid we won't be able to afford it, especially with the U.S. exchange rate the way it is now (weak Canadian loonie).
We'll see. Worst case, we hang some ceiling lights semi-temporarily and wait a while before we proceed any further. We were going to wait on the wallpaper & refinishing of the fir floor anyways. The coffers are running dry!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Atlin from the Air

Atlin from my "office" this morning! Tiny town, surrounded by glaciers, mountains and water. Frozen, and frozen in time. Home to our LBH.

You can see the airstrip behind town, which is situated on Atlin Lake, in northern British Columbia. It's a truly amazing place!