Yesterday was frustrating. Jeep was in the shop and we tried to remember to get all we needed out of it
before we left, but....we didn't.
With tremendous strength and finesse (you know, hammer, clamps, sledge) we put 4x8 foot sheets of OSB on. Little Husband could hoist one up and carry it, but I had to drag mine...oh well. When the section of walls we wanted to cover were covered, it was time to put the top sill plates on.
We needed 2 ladders to put the top sill plates on before the Tyvek, but the Jeep was in the shop and we were NOT putting a ladder on MY Gwendolyn, so....
We decided to put the Tyvek on without the top sill plate for now. Off I came to cut pieces to put over the corners for extra reinforcement. We got them all cut - even though the roll is 9 feet long and our longest cutting surface (OSB) is only 8 feet long. Lots of shifting and straightening and such.
By now, it is time to go home and feed the Mercy girl and cool off for a bit. It is threatening to rain so we go right back to get that Tyvek on. What we find out is that the staple gun just won't do its job any longer...but, hey, the poor thing probaby qualifies as an antique. Luckily, we had some roofing nails, so I held Tyvek up and my Little Husband pounded nails. By the time we got the corners on we were well and truly pooped!
But, you know what? We both remained polite and pleasant with each other...even when everything had to be done the hardest way possible or left undone...
Yep. I love my Little Husband.
And I did find these lovely little flowers in the meadow.
Today, we were taking a vacation day...sort of a busman's holiday...to go talk to the truss people (and I'll just tell you now, I am not clear on the difference between a truss and a rafter...I'm sure I will find out in due time) and the metal roof people in the next town (and state) over...a 45 minute drive. I got my hair cut early this morning, Little Husband finally got the Jeep back and we were off. The plan was, since it was a vacation day, to see Harry Potter. We got all of our errands completed and to the movie in time to get popcorn...only to find out that it was only showing in 3D and I just can't do that....arrrggh.
So we came home with a new tool for putting up the Tyvek, put the ladder on the Jeep and went to Shangri La Ti Da at about 5:30. I have to tell you, it was so humid that even my shirt was drenched in short order. (Like yours always gets at Zumba, Karyn!) Look at my poor Little Husband's shirt:
We did get Tyvek on this evening. And ladders are not my best friends. Up and down a 6 foot ladder 50 or 5000 times! But she looks pretty good now, huh?
Back corner of the bedroom.
Front corner of the bedroom.
Here are the tools and the frustration meter photos...
Old...old...staple gun...no strength left in the poor old thing.
New "whackerwith" stapler. Good for taking out frustrations!
(or causing them....)
Frustration causing staple.
Frustration releasing staple...flush...after a hearty hit with the "whackerwith".
You have seen pictures of Fiona and Finnegan, my flamingos (by the orchard) and now I have 2 more. I am waiting for my favorite twins to come and visit and give them names. Currently they are gaurding the milkweed in front of the house.
All is well for now. How bad can it be when you have 2 new flamingos in your yard?
Heat index about 100 degrees tomorrow, so we will probably be done by noon...right Little Husband?