Friday, April 27, 2012

Almost Finished

It stopped raining last night.  Today is beautiful and clear.  It seems that Buchanan will have a good turn out for the Civil War weekend.  We are going to go to the breakfast fund raiser.  We also hope to put up some fliers in town for the horses.  Maybe a cavalry officer wants a new horse!


After the long boards were secured, we took the Mule to the shop and collected all the 2X2s.  The bed was muddy so they got to ride shotgun. 


We had to determine how much space between each board and how much the overhang would be.  Then Lee cut a board to use as a guide.  It is a lot faster than using the measuring tape over and over.  Plus you could push the boards against it and it would hold them in the right place.

We started in the middle and then worked to one end.  Then we went back to the middle and worked to the other end.  The sun was coming in at an angle, but I could still find a nice shady spot.  I think it turned out pretty good for a couple of amateurs.  And no, you can't hire us to make one for you.  We would have to charge you more than someone that knew what they were doing!



There are a few spots that will need a touch up on the paint and we still have to paint the posts.  It shouldn't be more that an hour for primer and an hour for paint.  So, parts of two days.  I may wait until Monday or Tuesday.  Lee will be gone most of Tuesday, so that and starting the garden will be a couple of good projects.  Lee is the library courier next week so I requested a bunch of books from the library.  Library books delivered to my door.  How special is that?

1 comment:

  1. It's looking great! I can't wait to sit in the shade with iced tea and a book!