Part 2: The Sound of Sweat Equity
It’s tough being a woman at times. You don’t always get taken seriously when you are out buying a new car, or getting a quote from the roofer to fix that leak, let alone, while you are shopping at the hardware store. Feeling a little intimidated about starting my project, I enlisted the help of a buddy who worked in construction to help.
We agreed to meet up at our local Home Depot. I grabbed a cart and we hit the aisles. After 45 minutes and enlisting the help of some friendly staff, we bought most of everything I needed from the shopping list (see previous post for the tea).
Once we got back to my place, we measured and cut the PVC pipe. I found the needle and thread that I needed. Later, I turned to Amazon to find and purchase the acoustic foam panels. I made quite a few purchases of foam, thinking that one set of foam panels would be enough to get rid of that nasty echo in the room.
Over the course of three or four days, I was alone, the office was a mess, and parts were everywhere. And you know what? I was so very happy. Blissfully happy! I had such a deep sense of accomplishment and ambition to reach my goals. My friends only heard from me through social media.
Focused and determined, I built the frame of the booth, finished the moving blanket, and zip tied the walls. My Rode podcaster microphone, reflector, and stand fit perfectly!
I was so proud of my creation! Then, I looked up and realized…I didn’t put much thought into the roof of my sound booth! I had more work to do…