Sunday, August 05, 2007

Why You Should Have Completed Drawings Before....

So you don't have to come back and dig the dirt out by hand when you decide that you want a concrete slab under the house after all. They make these great machines called back hoes that are just wonderful for digging so you don't wake up in the middle of the night with your shoulder and elbow screaming at you for doing this to them. Well, I was in such a rush to get started on the house I wasn't thinking. I knew I wanted a studio at home; I just didn't give good thought to where. For now, this is going to be partially my pottery studio. The washer and dryer will also be down here, until the rest of the house is built and some storage. It's not that bad to dig out if you just don't think about it. You know what they say, just do it! I'm going to try to pour this Friday, or Saturday if the plant is open, so I have got to get on the ball.
Now, this might look bad; Allen sitting on his butt while I'm digging, but he had done most of this by himself while I worked on stuff inside the air conditioned house. This end is to grade and ready for the next step. As soon as I get the rest of it to grade, I'll put a layer of poly down and a rebar mat. This end is where my work area for my pottery and stained glass will be. I found out this past week I can get some free windows to go down here! That will make the area much nicer; being able to work and look out over my garden and flowers. More about the windows later.
OK!, all of you that have not voted on my light fixtures, I want to hear from you. If they look like hammered cat doo, please tell me that too. The BFA actually liked them OK, although he says they should not have any lines on them at all. Just plain globes. What do ya'll think? I thought about that but liked a little detail on them.
As of now, I go back to work on the 13th so it's now a frantic rush to get as much done as possible. Have to go get drug tested tomorrow in preparation as a matter of fact. Whoopee.

Update: I go back to work tomorrow! The 8th. Now, it's a frantic rush to find a pair of size 7 steel-toed boots. Not easy.

6 comments:

pablo said...

I like the detail on the globes. 'course, I'm not going to be living there.

edifice rex said...

I do too Pablo.

karl said...

i like the globes also. if that copper tape on them is the same stuff i used for stained glass? i worry that the heat from the lamp will cause the copper tape to curl and peal up.

Rurality said...

I don't think I realized that you did stained glass too. Hubby did that at one time. He took a class and by the end of it I think he was better than the teacher! But then I think he realized that it was an indoor activity and he'd rather be outside. So he hasn't done it at all lately.

edifice rex said...

Hey karl! You know, I that about that later but I don't know. I am going to run a good bead of solder over the foil so I'm thinking that should help give it some more meat and not be so flimsy. We'll see.

Hey Karen! Yeah, I took stained glass in college as an elective and really enjoyed it. I don't get to do it much and yeah, it can be a little tedious sometimes; you know, I like to be outside too.

edifice rex said...

Hey, I mean I THOUGHT, not I THAT.