Tuesday, July 15, 2008

One Way Or Another

Well, I don't know... I don't think I like it. What do you think? I thought maybe the rafter tails and soffit etc. should all be the sage green. But the rafter tails are such a nice shape that I kind of like them to stand out a little. Looking at it today I thought maybe it's not bad. Hmmm. I hate trying to decide something like this. I'm not making a lot of progress still on the house. I have moved back to the Birmingham job that I was on and they have gone to four 10 hours days so there is not time for much of anything when I get home. I will have 3 weekend days to work here at the house for a while though, so maybe I will pick up the pace some. The 10 hour days in the heat are quite exhausting and I just flop out when I come home. This is one of those times in my life that I think, "what the hell am I doing this kind of work for, am I nuts?"
I get up about 3:30 in the morning, have some coffee, and pack my lunch etc. i eat a little breakfast on the way to work. It is customary for us to get to work at least 20 minutes early. Some bosses consider you late if you are not there 10-15 minutes before start time. You are supposed to have your hands on your tools at 6:00 a.m. We work non-stop until 9:00, when we get a 15 minute break. Then work on until 12:00. 30 minute lunch. We also get a short break at 3:00 since we are on 10's and then get tools up about 10 minutes before time to go. We started pouring the tilt-up panels today. I'll show some of that because it is very cool. Well, I know ya'll probably think, "yeah, right"! By the time I get home it is time to eat a little, shower and go to bed. I guess it's a good thing right now that I don't have a spouse or family. They would not see me much. I try to at least walk through my garden for a few minutes at sundown.
Well, gotta go to bed.



Richard said...

I like the sage green. If you want them to stand out, go to the next shade darker.

Floridacracker said...

Looks good.
Rest girl.

edifice rex said...

Hey Richard! You know, I had not thought of just using a darker shade of what I have. Interesting.

Hey FC! Thanks. 'K. Going to bed now.

Adrianna said...

I'd like them to stand out. They'll look great from a distance.It's going to be a lot of work either way, been there done that but it's worth it.

molly said...

I like it unpainted, the warmth of the reds compliment the sage green.


Ron said...

I think it looks just fine... although I tend to focus on function rather than form - and it sounds like yours functions great! It's hard to be working so much when there are other things you'd rather be doing.


edifice rex said...

Hey Ya'll! Thanks for your comments; I really appreciate each one. I like the wood natural too but wasn't sure how that would look and may be alot of work as some of the wood has started to gray from time and exposure. Yikes! I do want them to stand out too Adrianna. Just not sure how. Yeah Ron, I'm a little frustrated again just now. Maybe soon I can get in a better work groove.