Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Little Details

After we finished the roof, Allen made these little copper caps for all the brackets that hold up the verge rafters on the gables. This way water won't sit on top of the wood and soak in. I need to start painting/staining soon but I am still wrestling with colors and just have not had time to start anyway. This wood really needs something on it though. This copper is very old, that is why it doesn't look all shiny. It's actually some scrap copper I had that I salvaged from the Big House when they tore off the roof flashing in the valleys. I hope it does not curse my house! These caps are glued on with some roofing caulk.
I hope to have photos of the sheetrock we hung up soon and some other stuff we have done. It's starting to look different on the inside. I still can't pick out my bathroom tile! I don't know why I am having such trouble with this. Too many options.
I am trying to start something of a garden also but I don't know how that's going to work. If I don't fence it, it will get eaten by the critters again and I don't know when I'll have time to put up a good fence. There are just not enough hours in the day. We are still working some 10's, so I don't have a lot of time in the afternoons to work on the house much.
My septic system installation has been put off until the end of next week, darn it. Got to get water soon. I will try to post again soon.


Floridacracker said...

Yes, a high fence to keep the deer out or you may be wasting time.
They have been slipping past my porous defenses this week.

Anonymous said...

Looks like things are progressing well but you want it to go faster. Burnout is easy to get, I feel your pain. Next year at this time you'll be looking at your pictures and remembering the good times and the not so good times will have faded somewhat. Let us know what you do about your water, looks like I'm doomed to a cistern way of life at least for a few years. That cold snap really hurt the trees up there, even killed some outright. Plant you a few tomatoes, easy to care for and the squirrels like em too! Keep on bloggin'