On Monday a big Peterbuilt arrived to drop (literally) a lot of sand for the stucco.
If you can’t get the embedded video to play, here’s the YouTube link: Sand Drop.
On Monday and Tuesday, the first layer of stucco, the “scratch” layer went on then was setting until Friday. Friday and Saturday, they were here doing the “brown” layer, which has nothing to do with the final color. The next step for stucco is coloring, but that won’t happen for 30 days since it needs to set until then.
Meanwhile, the drywall guys were here putting the final coats and texture on the inside walls. They did us a favor and finished up the baby’s room first so it could dry by this weekend.
The paint guy, Martin, is scheduled to come this Tuesday. But Clarke was getting anxious and painted the baby’s room himself on Friday night. On Saturday, Clarke finished painting, put the crib together and moved our bedroom furniture back in place. Who says nesting is only for the pregnant mom? Until our new bedroom is ready (probably another two weeks), we’re bunking with the baby.
We (mostly Clarke) hung blinds in Baby’s room this evening so we finally have some privacy in the bedroom again. We had been relying on the plastic sheeting and then an old sheet hanging on a shower curtain rod.
We’re getting so close! If Baby doesn’t come on her own by the end of this coming week, I’ll be induced. So, one way or another, she should be here by next weekend. !!!!!