Update - Tomorrow is the craziness. . ..
Blueboard (type of drywall) was delivered today.. Here is the half-inch for the rest of the basement:
They stacked it on its side, which was kind of weird. In all the threads I have read, I have only seen it lying flat on the floor. Perhaps because otherwise there is a risk it will come crashing down on your wife's leg, like these 15 sheets of 5/8ths did:
Needless to say, we had a bit of a scare. I was moving it smidge to look at the HVAC return which had been adjusted today. I wanted to verify the decoupling efforts. In a blink of an eye, gravity kicked in, and 15 sheets were keeling over. I was holding the baby, so my wife rushed in to help. She wound up getting bowled over, and just missing having a rusty nail jammed into her torso - - so we are thankful it was only bruises. So far she is being very gracious about it. Hope it stay that way. Anyways, you can see the return in this shot of the rear. It is screwed to strapping that is not attached to the stud that connects to the utility room side (stag stud):
Moving counter-clockwise, here is the back wall (the sump pit charger is going to be moved):
And the side soffit (taken from the front)
Here is the future screenwall:
Here is a bump in the soffit that we did to mirror the HVAC. We need to decide what we want to do with the front view now that we know we have these bumps. You can see some conduit popping into the room too. I will trim that back after the sheetrock is up.
I added some threaded rod coming down from the ceiling to be used as part of the mount for the CRT projector. It hangs 18 inches. I plan to trim it back after the rock is up. The intention is that RSIC clips and hat channel will ride over the strut attached to the joists (see earlier in the thread) - you will note, there is no RSIC clips up right now, nor hat channel. Yes, the carpenter has a few things on his punch list (including more insulation in the ceiling/soffits). Yes, this makes me nervous.
Here is a shot of the conduit to the PJ. It will be trimmed back after the rock is up. The box is loosely nailed, as I wasn't sure what height to make it, since the RSIC clips aren't up, and the hat channel isn't here (!)
Here is the other end of the conduit in the utility room, where the rack will go, messy, huh?
I am 7 hours away from action. Unfortunately, my job is nuts now also, so I have to go to work tomorrow. My wife will have to supervise for me. Fingers crossed.