Why is it that when you sand a small area of drywall plaster in the far corner of the basement you can later find plaster dust in your bedroom closet which is on the opposite side of the house and a story up? It is amazing how far plaster dust carries regardless of how you try to contain it. There must be magical plaster dust gremlins that carry it in miniature bucket loads to all corners of the house during the night. In my last post I said I would be covered in plaster dust when I write the next. Well, here I am and yes I am covered in plaster dust. But that’s not all bad, unless you ask my wife who has to constantly clean up the work of the gremlins. 🙂 Plaster dust means I am nearing paint and following paint is railroad building!!!
The basement finishing has progressed nicely as of late. The whole center section of the basement has drywall and 1st round of plaster. The bathroom has drywall awaiting tape and plaster. And the train room is fully insulated and has roughly 50% of the drywall hung. Yes, I am making real progress and it feels great! A few pictures of the work thus far. I wish I could somehow get the camera far enough back to show the whole train room. It is really large and is going to work just swell. In the next post I hopefully will be able to show rooms ready for paint.
It has been a lot of work going from a completely empty (room division-wise) basement to what is starting to look like just another floor of the house. But it is all worth it. Not only will it make the basement so much nicer (read that as not feel like a basement) but it should also increase the resale value of the house and lower our energy costs. At least that is my story and I’m sticking to it. 🙂 Besides the insulation is all tax deductible again this year so the timing is right. I am well on my way to having one very nice place in which to host a model railroad.