I mentioned a little bit below about building a wall, and in passing said something about drywall. Well this past weekend I did a lot of drywalling, and let me tell you, it is one of the least fun things that I have ever done.
“Oh”, I hear you say. “It is just wall that is dry.” Yeah, far from it. It’s pretty much the most unpleasant thing I’ve ever done. And I stick metal stuff into my body on a daily basis.
So first you have to actually buy the drywall and put it in your car and get it home. No big deal except that stuff is heavy. Really heavy. Which just makes it all the worse when you have to carry it up to the 3rd floor when you get home.
But whatever, you get the drywall up to where it goes, and then you have to measure and cut it, which isn’t really that big of a deal until you realize that absolutely nothing is straight, so you end up having to cut like half a buttload of times to get it right, and then you get frustrated so you just sorta jam it in place.
And then you have to tape and mud and sand it, which is not only impossible to do well, but is messy, and a lot of it is above your head so you get tired. And the sanding causes dust to get all in your nose and all over you.
Yeah, I’m not a big fan of drywalling.