Now it looks like this! The wall is repaired and I started on the surround.
Drywall is on now I have to get a nice thick slab of wood to fit the top.
Here is the mud room again...
This is it now, all the joint work is done it is primed and waiting for paint. I did have help with the painting, Miss Maria spent the day at home sick Friday but you can't keep a 7 year old down once she's had her ibuprofen so I enlisted her help. Once I get color on the walls I can finish up the trim work.
All this work is so tiring and I reminded daily that I'm not as young as I used to be. These few pictures don't even show all the work we've done. On Thursday Bob had a friend from the university come and help us fix the concrete work that deteriorated over the winter. Yesterday I pulled down the mailbox and light fixture to give them a fresh coat of paint. Slowly but surely it is getting done, it helps that I have taken a few projects off the list just due to time and money constraints. Truth be told I could spend another 2 weeks doing nothing but painting but I think my body would revolt.
I hope you all are having a relaxing weekend.