Hanes - luckily there is a Home Depot on my way to (and from) work. I was just hoping I wouldn't have to break up the first "build sprint" day with ANY trips let alone THREE!
Big - thanks for the reminder. The plan is to have all of the pressure treated base plates shot into the concrete by end of day tomorrow, maybe Wednesday. Hopefully all the partition walls (bottom plate, top plate, and vertical members) will be in place by end of day Friday. I know that is pushing the "couple day" rule of thumb, but I'm willing to live a little on the wild side (and pay for it later).
Chia - my wife gets a good laugh a couple times a week because I've been spending lunch hours at the HD that is 5 minutes from my office...
On to the progress (or lack thereof).
Today started out great! Lowes delivered and unloaded the lumber by 7:15am. It was all down the hatch (photo below) by 10:00am. The UPS man showed up with the DC04 clips at 10:30am - he never shows before 3pm.
The Hatch is now clear
It was all happening like clockwork.
That was of course, until I pulled out the chalk line tool I bought and realized it didn't have any chalk. Oh well, it was close enough to lunch. We go to lunch, grab the chalk and head back home. As I'm using the framing square in a corner trying to line up the first base plate, it isn't looking right. My dad suggests a laser line. I can't find my old one anywhere. We agreed it was important enough to go back to the store. So we go get a 90 degree corner laser. This is working out perfect now - the first line is snapped. I love the laser!
We position the first board along the snapped line. We read the safety instructions for the hammer activation Ramset - because if you weren't paying attention earlier we have Workplace Safety Standards. After eight bullets we decide we should go to the store and buy the trigger activated Ramset. That would be the THIRD trip to Home Depot!
At this point dear old dad needs to take off. No worries, I figure by the time I get back my 12 year old video gaming son will be home from school and would love to help dad shoot up the floor. We are of course, trying to live up to family expectations:
But it turns out the completely skittish, 'fraidy cat, saved from a puppy mill, hits the deck when a cabinet door closes, barks at the wind, attached to my son's hip yellow lab we adopted earlier this year...doesn't like loud noises, like bullets in guns. Who knew? So I was on my own. I shot up a few studs and then called it a night.
Hopefully tomorrow will be more fruitful. At this rate I think I might break the Hanes-O-Meter.