Friday, February 15, 2008

Not much happening around here today. The weather was a sunny 70 degrees yesterday and true to form for Texas, it is dropping rapidly today, with a cold rain. It is supposed to end up in the low 40s.
Marc used the nice weather to split wood yesterday. We have quite a stack again, altho with the weather going cold we may go through it fast.

Marc has the day off and is using this time to repair a hole in the drywall (FINALLY!!) in the office bathroom so I can paint in there and finish it. Patches aren't too hard to do.

How to Repair a Hole In Drywall

  1. The first step is to mark a square around the hole with a pencil and ruler on a piece of paper. To do it, just hold the paper up to the wall, covering the hole, and trace. Make sure the square is at least 2-3 inches bigger than the hold. Next, cut the square out with scissors. This is going to be the template for the patch you are going to create.
  2. Using the template, cut a patch out of drywall.
  3. Tape the template up on the wall and cut around it turning the ragged hole into a square that matches your template.
  4. Place joint compound around the edges of the new part and the edges of the cut out square. Place the patch into position and hold in place for about 5 minutes, giving it time to adhere.
  5. Spread more joint compound to hold patch securely, and allow to dry.
  6. The next day just sand,prime, and paint.
Hopefully in the next few days I can get in there and paint. It only took us a year but it will finally be done!

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