So you’ve seen the jewelry boxes, the whittling in bed, and the hardwood floors. During this time we passed through her 180 day checkpoint which was good timing since she does not like Valentines Day. I waited until 183 days had passed and delivered her gift … pointing out it was NOT a V-day gift it was a 183 day commemorative event.
Oh – the gift, since that question will come up. She likes peppermint patties, so I found a candy wholesaler and drop shipped her a 25lb case. Course I couldn’t do that w/o some sorta game involved so I dropped a few comments about things not legal in NJ that are legal in PA etc etc … so when I mentioned a heavy box would be arriving she seemed to figure it was going to be full of ammunition or something. Hehe, just chocolate … of course the box turned out to be stamped all over with their logos so it wasn’t going to be as covert as I had planned it.
Anyway … Figuring 180 days was the checkpoint, waiting 3 days past that got me past any attorney review periods or rights of rescission clauses. So – at that point she was officially stuck with me. So what comes next? Well it makes sense now that Miss Dana has to put up with me that she puts me to use so the new shop girl decided she wants a deck, so that’s what comes next.
Playing with Trex’s website and geeze for free this thing cranks out a full materials list, renderings, and schematics all ready to go to submit for permits, home owners associations, and for quotes. We’re hoping to break ground by May, we’ll see how well the weather cooperates.
A little more time w/ Trex’s tool and I got the knotch and everything all planned in, door placement correct, etc. Just have to get approvals on the 21’ 6” x 18” dimensions and some other minor differences from the associations standard requirements!
Check out the report Trex’s tool generates – amazingly thorough!
In the meantime – Dana’s continuing work on a few more jewelry box designs, fostering kittens, and keeping warm during all the snow storms. She’s expressed I thank everyone for her and say she’s definitely flattered by some of the comments she’s gotten off Lumberjocks … but she is still insisting I make the point that although she does like to play with wood, she’s not all nail guns, power tools, and knee pads.
So while we’re on a construction interlude Dana had the opportunity for some Dana time … Of course when that happens and Eric is let loose with a camera anything could become forever captured in digital format. So this shall serve as further evidence that this girl is dangerously cute … She obviously cleans up quite well!
OH – of course we have to submit a reminder that we are fostering kittens through the Trenton Animal Shelter – there’s lots of these critters out there looking for new homes. In fact the one clinging to her head, not to hang on for dear life but purely out of love I might add, will be up for adoption in a few weeks.
Please contact me if you are interested in adopting her … (The kitten NOT the girl … I’m keeping the girl!) Contact your local animal shelters and SPCA to adopt a cat or dog in need of a home!
The critter above is Ziti – she may look like the result of shocking wet pocket lint until it springs ferociously to life in this image, but this was after a much needed bath with Dana. She wasn’t expressing the same appreciation that I had for being part of that event. She’s actually one of the most outgoing and sweetest kittens we have had to date, she’s tiny and young but already extraordinarily affectionate. A few minutes after this photo was taken she was in my lap purring away and chewing on her share of a shrimp.
Notes and disclaimers: Obviously this is a G rated post – anything on Dana, Noodler, and Ziti which could be construed even with the furthest stretch of your imagination as adult content is clearly obscured by bubbles! Oh … and No kittens were drown in the making of these photos.
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com