Bedroom and garden

While getting up to steam in the bedroom, Mo had to start doing online calls with the parents of her kids at school, so I created a nice ‘studio’ where she can have video calls without any disturbing background and where she can sit quietly. It worked so nice for her she almost started to enjoy working from home.
Meanwhile I closed the last piece of wall on the other side of the room and finished the wallpapering. As the we weather improved as well, I cleaned up the garden from the branches and the scrap wood that come from the house and piled them up in front of one of the garage walls when Mo was having her video calls.
When this was done I also started to clear a little strip in the back of the garden for our first vegetable garden. In between Jon Paul came over to help get the floor we found at K-Rauta.
After one of the chairs came apart again, I decided to fully take them apart and glue them together again. All in all a very productive week.

Electricity and wall paper

At some point I realized there was good progress on the bedroom, but I had forgotten a pretty vital part. To put in electricity. So now with the walls and insulation in place it would be a bit more tricky. The good thing is that the holes that will fit the power sockets are pretty big and with a pvc pipe and the help of Marc it was actually smoother then expected to put the wiring behind the wall.
After the power sockets where in I just needed to get the power to it from the central box in the room and suddenly there was a working electrical system.
To prepare the walls for the finishing I plastered them smooth. The pre-made buckets or putty are a bit expensive but the work very nicely, so well worth the money.
Next up, putting some fiber glass wall paper on the walls. Unlike the hallway there is a lot of making it fit, something where the fiber glass excels because of it firm structure. The result was nice and smooth.
During the weekend we cleaned up the last branches in the garden. It starts to look half way decent.

Pruning and walls

This week I was on a role. The wall insulation in the bedroom went smooth. As I had read you could plaster directly on this, I gave it a try and the finishing is really nice!
Next step plaster plate under to roof to finish off and protect the insulation there.
During the weekend I had a talk with Marc about different finishes of walls, since he did not know one of my favorites glass fiber wall covering. I decided to show him by putting it on the hall way walls. It suddenly seems so much more done, but also it starts to scream for us to decide on colours.
With the nice weather outside a nice morning spot to have tea is on the stairs of the backdoor. There I saw the window still had the wrong skirting around it, to i decided to fix that. And then there still was a lot of pruning to do. According to tradition you can prune up to Easter, so we had to hurry (although nature does not show to much signs of waking up with the cold nights we have) Carool and I took a new approach, I send him a lot of pictures and we called to discuss them. I am starting to get the hang of it so the cutting went quicker and more sure. For the last tree I gathered aabout all the extension cords from the house to reach it. Lot’s of wood came from the trees, so lots of small branches to burn.
As the wind was not very favorable at some point the neighbor came to as if we could stop for now. Timo turned out to have lived there since his childhood. He told he had found this blog by accident and enjoyed reading it. He also had some nice stories about the old neighbors that lived in hour house before us. I am looking forward to go into more detail about the history of the house.


Pruning and buying in bulk

During the week it was beautiful spring weather. So every tree got a change to loose a lot of access branches. Unfortunately this wood cannot be use in the pellet heater, and is we where getting low on pellets I ordered another pallet. If all goes according to plan that should last us till the prices drop again early summer.
With the corona crisis going on, I figured I better get some bulk plaster plate and some other building materials just to be sure I can continue building, even when construction stores will be closed as well. The plan was to use Mati’s trailer, but with a coworker that was tested positive that plan failed. ABC charged 88 euro to move the order the 2,5 km, which I thought was to much, especially for a bit order like this. Good thing Voldemar tipped me that the new online car rental CityBee also has vans, so I got an account, added drivers license, selfie and payment method and I was good to go. There was a van in front of PuuMarket, in between our house and ABC, so no access km chargers. The car unlocks with the app and I must say I am happy with the service. (Follow the link above for 5 euro of your first ride if you are a new customer) Marc and Mattias helped to load and unload the material and after and hour and 9 minutes and 5 km the order was in the garage for 13,51. Much better than that ABC’s offer.
Later on I started with the insulation of the bedroom wall facing the neighbors.