Progress? I Hardly Know Ya’s

This is how the wall looked once I stripped all the drywall and insulation off. This is not a finished brick wall, this is the wall that holds the ceiling up. There are external bricks on the other side. In other words, this is an external wall.

In order to attach drywall to brick, I had to attack strips of wood, (furring or firring strips, I’ve seen it spelled both ways). In order to do that, I had to drill pilot holes through the wood, then the brick, then drop mason screws in. This was hell.

This is the wall, now up, but not yet taped and puttied. That, we did from 10:00 until just before midnight last night. I now have to go back to work.