A journey into the workshop. #11: Being a wrap artist...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 09-28-2009 05:51 PM 1692 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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No no… not rap like Urban Hip Hop make your ears bleed through 5000 watts coming out of a Gold plated and fake diamond encrustedHyundai sort of rap, but wrap as it wrapping the sisal rope for the kitty condo…

The multi tiered kitty condo is coming together, and quickly at that! I was able to spend some quality time with the brad nailer, hot glue gun, and sisal rope yesterday, I am down to having about 3’ of 2×4s to wrap in rope left, and then upholster the top tier in pillow top fashion for Kitty… Have I mentioned that my wife’s cat is SPOILED?

I have a day off tomorrow, one of those sanity days taken off of work. Originally it was for some medical assistance for my BIL (long story I won’t get into here) but other family has stepped up to that task, so I get to do what I want to do with tomorrow… If the weather holds out dry enough, that means taking the truck back down the sides of the bayou to behind the house, loading up and hauling out the debris that the city left from Hurricane Ike, and mowing the bit of side hill that they have been ignoring for a year. Their debris pile is too close for safety for when I finally light off the stumps to finally get rid of them… (They have been sitting in stump out for 4 weeks now, 2 more weeks and it is stump flambe’ time…).

Once the stumps are out, I can finally get out there with the shovel, dig out the old fence posts, level up the ground below the fence, set my new posts, and set my chalk lines for the rot board, rails, and pickets…

A gate (locked from my side) will be included in the new fence to allow me, and the dog easy access to the bayou. And the old PT deck that is falling apart is coming out…

I had been planning on keeping the garage as a workshop, but LOML is wanting me to put in the shed I had been wanting for a shop… A dedicated space, away from where she wants to park the car… That is going to involve some interesting wheeling and dealing with the HOA, they have a limit of 10×12 with a peak height of 9’7” listed in the covenants and restrictions, yet within 2 blocks of my house, within the same HOA there are no less than 10 outbuildings that are MUCH larger than the limit… I will need to apply and receive a waiver. I need to figure out how to make my workshop a benefit to the community. I am thinking noise reduction. Lord knows my current shop can be LOUD….

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