Monday, August 23, 2010

"Go West, Young Man"

Due to unforeseen circumstances the new scaffolding did not get used today.

However, I did try to finish scraping the fishscale at the very top of the south dormer window.

Note - I said 'try'.

It did not happen. I got some of the window scraped but not the fishscale. The ladder platform had to be moved out too close to the edge and the ladder was too 'iffy'

Have you ever watched those movies like 'Final Destination' and the characters could 'feel' something ominous about to happen? That's what it was like.

I knew that if I stayed up there any longer something bad was going to happen. Even the hair on the back of my neck was on edge.

I couldn't get off that ladder fast enough.

Instead, I heeded a paraphrased piece of advice given by Horace Greeley in 1838: "Go West, Young Man."

So I started on the west side of the house.

It doesn't look like I got very far but keep in mind the nails had to be set. I also had some mechanical problems with the shop-vac which slowed me down.

Hopefully tomorrow will be better. We plan to move the big scaffolding to the west side and add wheels. Once this is all together the clapboard should go a lot faster.

Well, that's about it for now.

Till next time...



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Kate H. said...

Saw your comment on Gary's blog. So when does the interview get published? Give us a link if it says anything worthwhile!

Larry said...

Will do Kate. Not sure if it will be on-line though - you know, small town paper.

Kate H. said...

Aw, scan it and post it, then! High-rez, of course.