Yesterday, now that you know Walter and Ethyl, I told you I’d introduce you to Clarence. Clarence is my hammer. No one else gets to use Clarence. My hammer, yah hear? Pretty much the only hammer I can actually get a nail in straight with, it seems. Havard’s hammer is the Mammer. And Hyatt’s drill is the Mandrill. But it is actually a drill, not a mandrill. Go figure.
So… we actually did work today. Kind of. We started siding, however, once we got the first double row done, Mr. Bill told us we were doing it wrong, so, with subsequent hissy fit, we had to start over on that. But between two layers of tar paper, a 1×4 cap, and liquid nailing the bottom layer of shingles… that wall IS NOT going to leak. I hope.
Havard kept working on the shed. It is starting to take shape.
It’s kind of big, but the size was arbitrary. Oh well. Other than that, I just worked on plywooding and cutting out windows. Windows are done, but I can’t finish the plywood until we finish the plumbing. So a mild hold there.
And so… You’ve seen the Ted, the Havard, the Hyatt, and even the Clarence. But there is a fifth member which we haven’t covered. The Charlie. Who can, randomly and alternatively, be known as: Charlie, Evil Charlie, The Sweaty Armpit, or The Guy In The Green Jacket(Everyone needs a trademark, aye?) He’s chief holder, cutter, passer, measurer, and moral booster.
I should probably also give an honorable mention to Jefferey. Who, to me, is Vanimal. He’s not part of the crew working on the house, but he does occasionally hang around. Why does he matter? Well, he managed to break out two of our fireblocks climbing down from the loft. Apparently 2×2 fireblocks don’t like supporting 160 lbs. To quote:
V: “Ahh… I hit my head.”
T:”Why the **** were you standing on a fireblock?!?!”
V:”Why are you yelling at me?!”
El fin. Oh well. Not permanent. Or so I hope. The brain damage might very well be, though.
There probably won’t be a post tomorrow, as Hyatt and I are going to be in AP testing for all of 6 hours or so. Fun. But either way, the house will probably be briefly unattended. Sorry. But Friday, we’ll see. So… in a Jeremy Clarkson voice, Goodnight! -Ted