Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Plan being to get out of bed quietly without waking rug rat MkII in cot at side of bed. I was doing well until I opened the bedroom door and a Bernese Mountain Dog who had not seen me for 5 hours 21 minutes couldn't contain herself any longer and gave me a huge good morning welcome and bounced around.
Placate my beautiful and oh so patient wife, sooth rug rat MkII get downstairs, persuade different but equally enthusiastic Berner to give me my trainer, eventually, and get out doors.
Back indoors for coat as sun had yet to make an appearance (actually we live on the dark side so the sun appears, if allowed, at around 11 am this time of year) and it was too cold for t shirt order.
Set up saw horse, look for tape measure, back indoors for tape measure in different coat pocket.
Measure first OSB3 board of the day.
Back indoors for glasses to read tape measure.
Look for pencil.
Chastise Bernese Mountain Dog eating pencil.
Discover that green crayon is also in same state as pencil and yellow crayon does not show up.
Search for alternative marking system.
Search Gerry for writing implement.
Curse inventor of Bic Biro for not anticipating a time when invention would be used to try and draw straight lines on a wet OSB3 board in the early morning.
Give up trying to draw with BIC.
Return to house and get permanent marker.
Decide dawn chorus is not the sound track for sawing wood so use phone to play prog rock and heavy metal.
Run back to house for phone charger.
Finally, make first cut of the morning.
Fit three panels.
Go to work.
Posted by Tony at 22:16
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
An insanely early start and the ability to do paid work at night time by going to meetings meant a good part of the day could be spent on the Swiss Style Kennel Block. This is becoming an obession, even dream about large wooden buildings now.
Early doors saw work on the doors, this stopped for phone calls and the first meeting of the day. But at least all the doors were on.
Then I set about the eaves, or rather, eave as I only had time for one.
Part of the clan chose to spend some time with me and each picked a bay, here we have Rippers, Rocky and Spotty. Bear and Elf are kicking around somewhere too.
In the early evening rain things were looking good, the facia boards were on and I could play a new game, how many times could I bang my head on the overhang as I walk past (everytime!)Decide not to continue as A) Getting late and will miss next meeting and B) Head hurts and C) Ladder fell down rear of building with yours truly on baord. Decide using power tools whilst 8 feet above ground level all by myself is a sure fire way of hurting myself again so decide to pack it it and get some food.
Time to grab a quick sarnie before second and third meetings and pause for an almost arty shot of the almost finished end.
Posted by Tony at 23:21
Monday, 24 March 2014
Posted by Tony at 22:30
Sunday, 23 March 2014
Posted by Tony at 23:04
Friday, 21 March 2014
Posted by Tony at 22:54
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Posted by Tony at 23:20
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Posted by Tony at 22:02