It's that time of year again and the sun made it's annual return to the house on Sept. 1. Just this little sliver is coming in now and it's gone by about 11:00 a.m. I'm always a little sad to see it return to the house although it does add cheerfulness and warmth. I finally have come up with a decent idea of how to finish that plywood wall and I think it will be pretty darn cool (actually warm) and be functional also. The architect wanted me to cover the wall with a fine grade of plywood and stain it in a grid pattern. This would look nice but be quite expensive and take a great deal of time. I think instead I am going to make it into a heat well by installing dark corrugated metal decking furred out about 2 inches from the plywood with small vents cut in the upper portions. The dead space between the decking and the plywood will collect the heat when the sun shines on the metal and it will then vent out the holes further up. It will go up rather quickly and be much more affordable. Even if it doesn't heat a lot it will not hurt at any rate and I can still install some grid shelving over the decking to display sculpture and pottery.
Some of you may have noticed that this is posted when I should be at work but we had a little glitch about being able to get to the weather vane on this new project, so I will start tomorrow. Kinda nice to have a little holiday and I am almost finished with the pantry cabinet and ready to pour the countertop.
Ok, here is a little snakey for ya'll to help me ID for Capt. Jack. He found this little baby at his place and was wondering what it is. I said my readers would surely know and never fear, he took it out to a secluded area on his property and released him unharmed. I was up at Mama's yesterday for the holiday and since Capt. Jack is Mama's neighbor, he came over and had lunch with us and met some of my family. They acted decently enough but when he left they jumped me about his age and such. He doesn't look past 50-something to me and is in waaay better shape than guys half his age, in a lot of cases, but people always have to question you. I'm still not sure how I feel. I always get a strange feeling when he leaves. I miss him, but I feel sometimes like this is all too hard and maybe I shouldn't even try. I'm used to being by myself. I could learn to live with it. Men are scary and I don't trust them easily. The nicer they are at first, the meaner they often turn out to be later. And not to say at all that Capt. Jack makes me feel uneasy or anything. On the contrary, I feel like he would protect and stand up for me before just about anybody. I was just afraid I would feel this way if I ever met anybody that I actually could relate to and feel I had many common beliefs with, which I do with Jack. Maybe the age difference is too much and I'm just coming up with reasons why it won't work. *sigh* Maybe I'm just thinking too hard. Need to take my own advice and just wait and see.