On the list of things that terrify me, having a crane full of drywall extending from the driveway past my wood doors into the house probably ranks about an 8.5. Just behind balloons and sitting next to a dude with a phlegmy cough on an airplane.

So this was an awesome sight to see when I walked out the door this morning. I stood paralyzed in horror doing that thing I do when I’m playing video games– you know, where you twist the entire top half of your body into an inverted “L” shape thinking it will help an inanimate object move in the direction you’re leaning? Yeah. That doesn’t work. So I snapped a picture and headed off to work, and tried not to think about that beautiful wood door with drywall dents all over it.

MysteryMan has been telling me since we bought those doors that “there is no way they are going to survive drywall without getting beat up.” Because he’s such an optimist. As a general rule I’m a calm, easygoing, take-it-as-it-comes kind of person, but that dude has a gift for instilling levels of panic in me that I haven’t known in my entire 30 years on the planet.

So of course I rushed home during my lunch hour and from a mile off I was squinting through the windshield trying to see any discernible defects in my door. Then I did an up-close inspection on both sides, and…

The door is in perfect condition.

Score one for the drywall team. Let’s hope they can keep that up for the next three days.

6 Responses

  1. OMGosh, the crane actually puts the drywall into the house? I’ve never seen that before! Of course, I haven’t been around too many drywall projects either 🙂

    1. So what I gathered is that they boom the drywall so that it’s half-in the door and then two guys in the house unload it. Pretty crazy though, I’ve never seen that done before.

  2. While you were twisting your body, were you also clenching your teeth and inhaling loudly through them? That’s what I usually do. Score drywall team!

    My bro used to stock drywall and he got super buff doing it. I see now they use cranes for that…

  3. That’s how it is done. After it is hung, and the scrappers have removed the dunnage,fire up the heaters to get the house at least 60 degrees for a couple of days or a week if you can wait that long before the tapers start.

    Less cracking of seams and corners that way.

    1. In a stroke of luck, the HVAC guy showed up today to fill our geothermal system, so hopefully by tomorrow it will be warm and toasty!

      They probably won’t tape and mud until next weekend though.

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