Christmas Eve was wet and rainy. But Christmas morning pleasantly surprised us. We have real White Christmas!
Niagara Falls Rainbow
It was long, long way to the next place of life. I am not saying about distance, it is just about all the circumstances which make the move not easy. We have moved in our life many times and changed it dramatically. Some of the moves were over the ocean, some just around the corner, and who knows how many more times we’ll go to the other place. However, now we settled down in the lovely town of Welland, in Niagara region right in between Lakes Ontario and Erie. From here all of my future posts will have place.
After beautiful day yesterday we have nasty weather today. It is snow full day long. Grey and boring Sunday. However it is good excuse to stay home and make the last preparation for moving.
The most fun job is to build the ceiling. The Embassy ceiling system is the best choice to make the basement ceiling looking nice and clean. Finally I came to the end of the project. Perhaps I will make few pictures of the final product to let you know how it looks like and why I decided to make this job. It was absolutely uninhabitable space and now it is nice and cozy place for work, relax and entertain.
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Boring pandemic time is still in progress and my boring posts still in progress too.
Framing is done and now the time to finish the walls. It is still too much work to do and some of it is not really pleasant. Let’s start from the drywall installation.
And now the dirtiest part of project has to be done – to put the mud to make the walls smooth and nice.
Making the clouds of dust. Sanding.
Painting is the artistic part of the project.
Partially finished project – laundry room.
After framing is done the next step is to build the water and sewer piping to laundry and bathroom. The most time consuming job is plumbing. To trace all the pipes, to choose right connectors, to solder them, and to fit all that stuff to appliances is quite a project.
Compare with the plumbing the sewer is kind of relaxing and enjoying process. Just measure, cut, glue and vu à la you have it done.
It was necessary to relocate some existing pipes, such as furnace exhaust, to make then easer creation of the bulkheads.
The most challenging and tricky part of framing is building the bulkheads. All of the home communications such as water, sewers, power cables, telephone lines, ducts, central vac pipes etc. are located under the basement celling, this is why to cover all that stuff the patience is the most desirable character trait. It is time consuming job. Most of the time it is not strait forward project. Pretty often it takes time to make a special design to solve the problem.
Toronto. Saturday. Noon. Sunny day. Emptiness. Hard to imagine the city like that. Usually the life is boiling in downtown on Saturday. Now it looks like a dead city. Hopefully it is not going to last long and everything will come back to normal. I believe!
On Remembrance Day, November 11 we had a huge snowstorm which last for 14 hours and in the morning we found the Winter Wonderland around. It is too early for the winter but we cannot complain. Mother Nature knows what is better for us. We just have to accept and enjoy!
In celebration of the House of Dior’s 70th anniversary, Christian Dior explores the brilliance behind Dior’s dramatic creations that revived the entire Paris haute couture industry after the devastation of the Second World War. In 1947, the opening of the new couture house and the revolutionary “New Look” – with soft shoulders, padded hips and long, full skirts – swept away the wartime masculine silhouette making Christian Dior’s postwar fashions desired, worn and copied by women around the world.