Monday, January 16, 2012

Building Walls

I finally decided that I've waited enough.  I need to work on this house!  We've had supplies since we bought the place, but life got in the way.  Then, I got intimidated by my lack of construction experience, and not being able to have my dad come help.  His shoulder exploded, you see.  He's had surgery, and is doing rather well now, thankfully!

So last night, I asked him if I could borrow his percussion drill.  It looks a lot like this: 

picture courtesy of Sitebox Limited

 The handle is so that you can really put some weight into it.  It's used for drilling into stone, and concrete, which is exactly why I needed it.  I had the day off, so Dad brought it over.  We picked up some masonry screws and a couple other supplies from the hardware store, and set to work.  This was my first framing job, and though it's probably not perfect, and the amount of time it took to get here is laughable, I'm proud.  More than that, I'm really, really glad to see some progress! 

So long, railing at the bottom half of the dining room wall!


  1. Very nice! No reason to be scared of the tool. :D

  2. Perhaps I should have said intimidated by instead of scared of. ;)