Quick update today because we did it! The push these last three days resulted in the first room in Wrightwood to be "done". By "done" I mean nothing messy, sawdusty, smelly, or complicated needs to be done to the room - which is more than I can say for all the other rooms in the house. There were more than a couple mishaps between Monday and today (mayyyybe the stain wasn't exactly the color we wanted...and mayyyybe I fell off a ladder and ended up with a bruise reminiscent of J.J. Watt's leg after his encounter with the Titans last year...mayyyybe I was holding an open can of conditioner in one hand and a paintbrush in the other and wasn't using my hands at all while climbing down). Anywho the end result is what matters here and I'm really proud. While we still need to install baseboards and ceiling trim - the room is more or less ready for furniture and guests - even if staying in the house right now is more like urban camping: the only shower is down the hall in a bathroom with no floor or toilet or sink and the only toilet in the house is downstairs. And there is still no kitchen sink.
I can't wait to move furniture in and get this room super prettified. *Insert heart-eyes emoji here*. I know you're all dying to know if I spilled that can of wood conditioner when I fell and I'm happy to report that I was able to only spill a tiny bit by not using my arms to break my fall - it's like architecture school where your first concern when you cut yourself making a model isn't whether you were hurt but whether you ruined your model with your blood. Must protect the project at all costs.