I don’t have a lot of words left in me today, mostly because I have a bloody lip and a splinter in my face (completely unrelated) and I used all of my brain power to come up with different combinations of swear words for the last hour.
Once I got over the whole bleeding-from-the-face thing, they were mostly swears of the “Hell to-the-effing yeah!” variety, because this is what the barn looked like when I ran out of daylight…
That’s three new pieces of sheathing up, if anyone is counting (and I sure as hell am.)
Turns out running 2600 stairs a week for the last several months has been a good use of my time, because my calves and I managed to get those upper pieces of sheathing up the ladder and tacked into place without tumbling down and turning myself into DIY blogger pancake.
This thing was instrumental.
Also instrumental? Using my forehead to brace the wood to the wall while getting the nailer in place.
So anyway, I may be a little light on the narration here for the next week while I try to finish up the barn and other bank-list projects. In the meantime, here are some things you might want to check out:
Sarah @ UglyDucklingHouse has a good list of tips up for DIYing on your own on her site. I love (and have) every single one of her tool suggestions (even if I don’t use proper safety gear, um, ever.)
Brittany @ PrettyHandyGirl is taking us with her on The World’s Longest Yard Sale (along with some other awesome bloggers), and as it turns out they were starting this adventure not far from me in Michigan… so you know I had to
stalk go meet up with her last week, and it was awesome to finally meet on of my sawdust sisters in person. (Also, at Brittany’s request I’ve added a “subscribe via email” option to the site, see the link just under the DIYdiva logo on the sidebar, or click here if you want new DIYdiva posts delivered to your inbox.)
And, you can check out a slightly more coherent version of me over on the Improvement Center blog, where I’ve been talking about the highs and lows of owning a 150 year old farmhouse, and writing some necessary letters of apology after my recent roofing adventure.
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a date with a glass of wine and a pair of tweezers. This is probably going to leave a mark.