Progress and sore muscles!



Well I have to own up to MY goof - we had a modular plastic frame base included and didn't know it until after we built the wooden one. However, looking at the plastic stuff, I'm much happier with the weight and substance of the beefier foundation. This will NOT blow away.




Progress was a bit slow, lots of pieces to locate in 3 big boxes, and then to get them installed in the right order and not lose patience. Everything is held together with little plastic pins that have to be manually installed with a glorified allen wrench. If you have ever built some Swedish furniture, you can relate to this. There are 320 of those little pins to install! And we aren't done yet even thought we worked through lunch. A bowl of cereal with a banana @ 10 am just doesn't hold a person to 7 pm the way it used to! Anyways, we have the roof arches all built as well as the top glazing panels installed. The next part is lifting the roof onto the wall posts and we were just too tired to do any more. Stopped for a soak in the tub with a cold drink, lasagna and salad for supper and then the Amazing Race. Tomorrow is another day.

4 comments:

Heather and Jeff (and baby Jonathan) said...

All you need now is to put a blonde wig on Dad and have him walk out the door holding a watering can...just like the pic from the company...

not likely to happen...Dad in a blonde wig...too funny...Halloween is coming up...hmmmm I smell a new Thanksgiving tradition...we have an Easter tradition...right Dad?!?!?

H

Alberta said...

Please...no more holiday traditions!

Brenda said...

Just think, you will have this project down to a T by the time you come to visit next year and will have no problem putting mine together.

Alberta said...

Brenda, sure I'll help you build one but make sure it's not bigger than 8 x 8, otherwise I WILL drop my side!