There’s a big fire in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona, & what that has to do with progress on Tyrava might seem non-obvious but the prevailing winds are bringing a LOT of smoke this way, so I’ve been staying inside as much as I can. But I’ve slipped outside a couple times to get some little things taken care of. Continue reading small bits
The latches finally showed up, & they worked even better than I’d hoped. LOOK at that. & it holds the shutter closed without the slightest wiggle. I am VERY pleased. Continue reading incremental progress
I mean. There’s Stuff going on, & it’s Distracting, focus is … not entirely a thing. But I am getting things done!
Above: shelves, for a set of shelves that will, once they’re done, hold all my soap backstock. Given that currently that’s sort of shoved in a corner in my workroom, this is a needed piece of furniture. Continue reading scattered focus
I was GOING to get that shutter done today, since I’d finally managed to pick up the hinges from Home Despot on Friday, & I was REALLY excited, except that when I opened the bag, this is what came out.
Yep, that is one (1) hinge. Note the presence of two little baggies of screws, each of which holds enough screws for one hinge. But only one hinge. Continue reading shutter hinges, only not
I did get most of the trim on last Monday, but then there was Stuff & I didn’t get back to it until the end of the week, so here is where I started yesterday morning. Continue reading more door
I’m as far as I can get on the front window until the hinges come in, so I moved on to the next bit. Tyrava’s side door gets a bit of leaking going on when it rains, so that’s my next project — or at least part of it, because the weather had opinions too.
I worked outside on the trim when I could, ducked inside when it rained a bit, & wound up getting a BUNCH done.
Got the first piece cut out!
But then I hadda duck inside for a bit. I’ve got this great cabinet I picked up for squat-all at the salvage place, & I wanted to take out part of the back so the wall will show a bit when it’s open. Tom helped survey the scene.
I’d pulled out the tiny nails stuck in the back, but there were LONG staples holding it in place too. Fortunately I have tools, & I’m not afraid to use em.
But even when I pulled out every fastener I could find, the back piece wouldn’t slide out of the slot it was in. I guess it was glued?
So I got cranky & had at with the jigsaw. (I love my jigsaw.) After a bunch of that, interspersed with ducking outside a couple times, this is what I achieved:
I took a bit of a break & thought about being done for the day, but there’s still so much to do … so I went out twice more to get the painting done.
Tomorrow’s my day to plan the week, clear the decks, & generally get things set up for the next week, but I’m gonna take a little time to duck outside & get these in place. It’s gonna look good!
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Remember how I glued everything ahead of time & that was gonna fix everything? HAHAHAHA nope.
Cutting the second piece of trim went MUCH better with all the loose parts glued into place!
Hahaha kidding, no it didn’t. Continue reading inventing a window part III, trim with a side of window screen
I woke up this morning with a snuggly Hades. Eventually, though, it was window time.
I didn’t have ANYTHING like time to do stuff with the windows before Estrella, so I left the the housewrap over them & stuck shutters on the outside & left it at that. But now that the front wall is done, it’s window time! & I have no idea what I’m doing Continue reading inventing a window, part I of lots