Tuesday, February 02, 2010

South side Of The Sky

Hey!! guess what?! This is my 500th post!! Yea! and to think you all have been reading all this! Oh well, I hope ya'll have been enjoying it. Wonder if I'll ever make 500 more?

So, progress is continuing on the south side of the house. I'm trying to make good headway but keep having to take time to prime more trim or go buy more drip cap or blah, blah, blah. I hope to finish this side in the next day or two though. I'm over the windows now so it starts going faster once you get away from having to cut around those things. I'm not taking time to paint these sides because it all can be reached easily off a ladder later and I need to just get the last bit of house covered up. I think I'm about to run short of trim for the clerestory windows so I will have to go soon and have some more made at the lumber company. Hopefully, I won't lack much.
It's still too wet to do much with the Bobcat and they are predicting more rain Thursday and Friday. I hope we hit a dry spell soon because I really need to do some more dirt work around here.
The house looks so plain right now. I'll be very happy to get to the point where I can start stonescaping around it and planting vegetation. To the very far left, under the stained glass window in that inside corner, I am going to build a couple of terraced planting beds and plant a herb garden with maybe a couple of small fruiting plants.

Allen came down and helped me get that 24' pick board set up that you see in the photo. I had the ladders there and already had the ladder jack on and all and was complaining to him about how aggravating those jacks are to get on the ladders. He said they had sat out in the weather for too long and probably just needed some WD-40 on them. "They get to where they are too stiff one minute and too floppy the next," he said. I couldn't help but snicker, "Hell, the older I get, the more often I hear that complaint." ba-dum-bum!



Pablo said...

I'm delighted that such a significant post is about the house, the edifice. That's what I originally came to this blog for (though I stay for all of it).

South Side of the Sky. Great, moody song from long ago.

Shannon said...

Congratulations! On the 500, on the progress, on deciding what you want to do and just doing it. I envy you that as much as anything. Seems like my husband and I have to discuss every little thing for 2,3 or 6 years before we can just do it!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I love it when someone sets up a joke with a double entendre remark.

You are nasty. . . I love it!
(being an older guy myself)

Eutychus2 said...

Congratulations on 500! Don't know if I'll ever get there, but I'll keep trying. I liked your comment about still and floppy, sounds a lot like my golden years?!

edifice rex said...

Hey Pablo! thanks! glad you enjoyed it!

Hey Shannon! thanks! well, planning is important but there comes a point where you just have to start!

Hey Philip! heehee, just a dirty ol' construction worker you know!

Hey Euty! thanks! hehe, glad you got a laugh out of that!