It was HOT today. Much hotter than yesterday. My little husband went through 3 bandannas and 2
t-shirts. His bandannas were so wet he could squeeze wet out of them. Ick.
The plan for today was to get the windows framed out on the front of the left side of the house, and we did. It took all day, but we got it done and done well. See?
Three windows. This whole wall will just stand up on the edge where it is...
LOTS of measuring and cutting. I am so proud when my little
husband trusts me to do the measuring and marking.
I only messes up once...I think.
And after MUCH measuring of the entire wall of windows,
and readjusting and clamping and nailing....
we ended up with lovely 90 degree angles in all the right places!
Here's what we learned today. You build the window box first and then you put it in place in the wall instead of building the studs and then trying to fit the window box in between them. It was really hard to hammer between the studs...but now we know and there are still lots of windows to be framed.
We learned that my little husband needs to take at least 2 shirts with him on the hot days.
We learned to keep smiling and say, "Lord, help me," when things are not going exactly the way
we had expected.
In the middle of the day...taking a break, we had a visitor...or rather, we visited him...he never blinked or moved. Do snakes blink? Who knows what kind it is?
Then we had a couple of nice visitors at the end of the day...Anne and John. John architected the house for us and Anne paid attention to the directions in yesterday's blog and brought us icy cold drinks. Plus she upped the ante and brought fresh picked blueberries, too. Yummy.
And of course, it was bound to happen...I whack a moled my finger.
I was even wearing my gloves.
Oh, well that doesn't look too bad. Maybe it will be
more colorful tomorrow.