Posted by: David | September 23, 2007

Early Autumn …

The garage is pretty much completed now except for the electrical wiring and connecting “mudroom”. Need a better name for that room. Anywho, last post said we were waiting for the garage doors … well they were installed the next day, in all their whiteness.

All the cars want to get in there.

My bicycles were the first vehicles to park in the garage. Hah!

There’s still plenty to be done. I helped our carpenter work on the framing of the mudroom. [Connecting room. Breezeway? Guess we’ll just have to see what we end up calling after using it for a while.] It’s fun to do some carpentry every so often, and I got to try out a very cool tool. It’s called a Paslode Cordless Framing Nailer. The carpenter showed me how to use it. I managed to drop it 3 times, and after the 3rd time I asked him how much it would cost to replace- about $350. So it’s basically a nailgun that uses internal combustion of butane to fire a piston that drives the nail. Butane cartridge fires about 3,000 nails and costs around $15.

I’m on the ladder with the Paslode. Photo by the wife.

99% framed entry room. Hmmm, entry room …

Other stuff happening around the homestead … the wife processed a batch of apples into a really yummy cinnamony applesauce. Wish we owned a cider press. We do have this peeling contraption though, a peeler-corer-slicer. It’s a little fussy about the shapeliness of the apples. So she could only use the roundest apples …

The wife had to “cherry pick” the apples. Get it?

Nearby a bumblebee works the potted mums …

Going for a much needed bike ride Sunday with some friends. Then back to work. Things are really humming right along at work. But I don’t blog about work. Much. I posted some nice pix after commencement last May.

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