This morning I’m headed over to our property to meet with an electrician. He’s going to install lights and outlets in the laundry room and the workshop, which will make a huge difference on what we can get done. I put a temporary light in the workshop but it’s just a single socket, meaning it’s still a bit dim at night. Instead of that, I’m having three lights installed, which will make the space quite bright.
As for the laundry, I managed to tile the area where the washer and dryer will sit:
The floor, however, is a different story. The concrete is ridiculously uneven and needs work. As Brandon commented yesterday:
“For the floor, if you cannot find a self leveling mix, you could mix some loose mortar and use a straight edge to even out the low spots. Let it set up, and then tile over top of it. It probably won’t be level, but it will be flat (or flatter) and will make the tile work a lot easier.”
I haven’t found a leveling mix locally so it looks like this is my best option. I’ll just get it as good as I can. One of my neighbors recommended I score the concrete floor before pouring mortar on it to insure a good connection. I’ll probably work on that today while the electrician is doing his thing.
In other news, I finished the first draft of GARDEN HEAT: A Jack Broccoli Novel yesterday. I’d wanted to finish it during the month of October but was also trying to get construction work done in preparation for moving to our land. My original idea was to write on rainy days and work construction on sunny ones, then we got a 10-day run of sunny weather.
Yesterday was also sunny but I decided to say “heck with building” and finish the novel instead. I wrote through the day and managed to finish the book with a 7500-word surge. Now it just needs to be edited and sent to the artists and the layout guy.
I hope you all had a productive October as well. One of my favorite months.
Gotta go – the electrician is waiting!