Did you ever notice how people who often say, “I can’t be bothered …”, actually CAN be bothered? And rather easily at that. Let’s skip the Preachy Crapola, and jump to something amusing. There’s a website which allows you to generate your own tombstone, and that’s a blast, but I found one today that lets you generate a church sign! How fun is that?
So anyway, I got something done yesterday that I’ve been meaning to do since I almost finished building our greenhouse back in January 2008. The side of the greenhouse where the door is had gotten pretty hasty treatment since I’d run out of the glazing material which had been used to cover the top and front. I quickly stapled some 6-mil poly on the outside and the inside. Wa La. That held up until recently. A year of sun and wind doesn’t help the poly much. The outside layer was shredded.
My friends over at Zen Craft built themselves a wicked nice greenhouse and had some of their super duper polycarbonate glazing material left over. So I bought a 12-foot sheet of it, which Mr. Zen was kind enough to cut in half for me when we were over at their place for a Christmas party cookie exchange last December. That way it fit in my car. Plus, they sold it to me for $20, which is darn cheap, it must’ve cost at least 3 times that. They’re nice people!
As you can see, the snow has receded considerably. Most of the bad storms this winter have passed well to our south. There’s plenty of winter left for that pattern to change, so I ain’t sayin nothin more about that … I asked my wife to come out and take some photos of me working on this project. Crude Carpentry Inc. It only took about 3 or 4 hours and there was time to sun myself and read inside the greenhouse afterward. It’s a favorite activity on sunny weekend days in the winter. Reading The Beauty Girls, written by the remarkable midwife who helped us with the births of both of our kids. Recommend.
But there is a much more exciting construction project going on about 15 miles from our place. Our daughter and her husband are building a home. They hope to be able to move in this summer. It’s a center chimney cape with a walk-out cellar. It’s in a nice quiet spot in the town of Webster, not far from my son-in-law’s parents either. My daughter says it’s OK to show a picture to you, Internet.
They’re going like gangbusters on this project. What you see in the photo above was achieved in about 3 weeks, including putting in the driveway and excavating for the foundation. The less-snowy-than-normal winter has been very helpful.
That is all. Have a nice week everyone!