Sunday, September 19, 2010

cloud gazing at the playground.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Real Horsies are Fun Too!

Debbie and Pauline have been "getting to know" a mare named Reilly. They may buy her... but are right now helping groom and feed her. Yesterday Lauren went to Athens for some cousin time... and got to go for a ride! When we were packing, she's the one who told me that we should pack her bike helmet. She's so smart--I probably wouldn't have thought of that.

Friday, September 17, 2010

carousel horsies are fun

And Trevor is going with my suggestion that our favorite horse is the only one with the armour on it, just like his sister did. Muh-ha-ha.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Project: Complete.

Ta-da! After painting the plywood and strategically placing some wooden shims for levelling purposes, we're calling finish line on this project. Except for my thumb, this has been a fairly painless way to save $400. Now, to get to that two-week old stack of laundry!

Here is a link to the Youtube that showed the way.

I made mine slightly different: Instead of 17" tall mine are only 12", and since at that height it's too small to put your laundry baskets underneath, I went ahead and put plywood on the front face. I would recommend larger nails for the plywood, he is using 1 1/4" finishing nails, I would say go to 1 1/2".

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My thumb:

Ouch. I probably drove 500 nails this afternoon. I guesstimated I missed the nail 1.5% of the time, which, at that volume, is enough to do this to your thumb. Next time I' m going to rent a nailgun.

Construction Phase:


Pedestal #1...


Back to Lowe's to re-cut boards.

OK, so raise your hand if you knew that a 2x4 board was neither 2 nor 4. Oh, really? Everyone knew that but me? Grumble grumble...

Trevor helps hammer

Lowe's is loud

We're having boards cut to make our own DIY washer and dryer stand. We're not paying $500 for two glorified drawers. What do you put in those things anyway? One of the great rip-offs of the modern appliance world. Pictures of finished project to follow.