The Scrap House

If everything is auxiliary, then is anything? | May 28, 2009

First off, I’d like to thank Andy Sharber and the fine folks at Griffin Marine in Wanchese. They do great work, and are amazingly kind people. They provided us with a circuit breaker box today, presumably out of some sort of yacht. I thought it was kind of funny that everything was marked auxiliary, but either way it’s a great thing to have and I immensly appreciate Andy’s kindness. Thanks!




The other great news of the day is we actually — wait for it — started the roof! How many times have  I promised that? Well, we got the tar paper up and I started shingling in weather that was no less than 147 degrees. Or not. But it was slightly warm! Milk would have been a bad choice! The roof will be a bit multi-colored, but it’ll be alright. Adds a bit of charm. But not like lucky charms… a marshmallow roof would just be silly.




As you can see, Hyatt also kept up his industrious cedar shaking. There actually isn’t much left of that wall to do given the windows, and the good news is we didn’t make too much of a dent in our cedar shake supply. We still won’t have enough, but it will at least be close.


Well, I can’t think of something witty to put here as the ending, so I’ll leave you with a quote.

“Feel it all with a willing heart
Every stop is a place to start
If you know how to play the part with feeling” -Jimmy Buffett

That has nothing to do with this blog, but the song happens to be playing right now, so go with it. Peace. -Ted


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  1. Whoa…..the whole auxiliary thing is tripping me out. What if that one messes up? Is there a back-up? That’s like hiring an assistant’s assistant.



    Comment by Em — May 28, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

  2. So it’s no longer a sugar booger box?

    War in the mid west

    ps. hope you guys have a good mon+tues of building

    Comment by high yacht — June 1, 2009 @ 11:51 am

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This blog is dedicated to an experiment a group of three other fellow students and I are doing at our school in Buxton, NC. My Drafting III class and I set out to see if we could build a house for free. It's small, but functional. All the materials come out of dumpsters. And most of all, it's working.







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