Sunday, November 29, 2009

Southern Thanksgiving

We had a fantastic time in the southland, a family Thanksgiving chez Vesey. Here are a few photos.

Wednesday evening, Bill and Jane making pumpkin pie. Jane on the crust, Bill on the filling.

Get out of the house! A walk on Thanksgiving morning.

Aperitif, Kir royale. Yum!

A pre-dinner duet from Jane and Gabi.

The Veseys taking a breather on the hike up Stone Mountain.

Looking for frogs at the Botanical Gardens.

Reclining woman with child, a Henry Moore at the botanical gardens.

It was a great trip!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Bathroom update: close ups

There are of course many things for which I am thankful this Thanksgiving, but one particular thing is the bathroom project that has kept me happily puttering away in the basement, sawing, hammering, plastering, plumbing and playing at being a mason.

The room is now completely enclosed, making wide shots pretty difficult, so I thought I would post a series of close up photographs. These could carry the title "Materials" as each one focuses on a different type of building material.

Tile and mortar:

Gypsum, paper, copper and lead: (technically "lead free solder" but that doesn't sound quite as romantic)

Gypsum and paper:

Pine and steel:

And one attempt at a wide shot.

This is the entrance to the bathroom, taken from my shop. The shower is just behind the door, the toilet and sink will be to the right as you enter the room. Still to come- door trim, several coats more of mud on the walls, paint, grout for the vertical tiles, and the last step will be installing the toilet, sink, and shower door. And those will all have to wait until we return from Atlanta, where we join the Claspy clan for a southern Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bathroom tile

I spent Saturday evening laying the tile in the new bathroom and it went pretty well. I arranged them such that cutting would be at a minimum. Grout will follow in the next day or two now that the thinset mortar has cured.

Sunday I began putting up the drywall, starting with the outside walls. Once the grout is done on the tiles, I'll do the ceiling in the room, then the walls. So this should be the last time the framing is visible!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Maggie's recital

Maggie had a recital today and did a fantastic job with Martini's Gavotte. Here she is performing it!