Archive for September, 2005

Lawdy lawdy! I’m on fire! Monday, September 19th, 2005

UGH! I am SO sunburned. I ache like crazy.
Today I worked on the yard almost all day. Alas, the sunburn. I mowed, trimmed, edged, used the leaf blower and leaf vac. It came out nice. Then I set to work moving the mulchpile from in front of our front fence to the back garden areas. It was wet, and heavy and wore me out. I got about halfway done. Andrea had gone out to grab lunch and run some errands and when she got back, she couldn’t believe how burned I was. I didnt even know I was. I just itched everywhere. So I ate lunch, hauled a few more wheel barrows of mulch to the back and then called it a day. YEOWIE! I am burned. I took some Advil and that helps, but I still feel really bad.
Oh, the doors are done being stained. Now I have to tung oil them. It should ALL be done by the end of this week. I installed a new threshold for the garage door. I also took the grill off the air intake for the air conditioner which is in the laundry room (next to the garage), I cut a piece of cardboard to cover it, then re-installed the grill. We have two more intakes, no need to be pulling air from that room.
The end of this week is ACL Fest! I’m psyched. An old friend of mine who I haven’t seen in probably 10 years is coming to town and staying with us for the weekend. Should be a lot of fun.
And I got a new camera! Sweet huh? My brother got it in exchange for a job he did and sent it to me as it was too much camera for him. It’s awesome. 8 Megapixels! I’ve gotta learn how to use it still. I took all the pics below with it.
I need a haircut.
Welp. it’s late. gonna get some rest.

Red lobster!

See the heat radiating off?

Nice tanline

Doors ready for oil

Last coat

Double doors

The mulch pile

Wet and heavy

And a freshly cut yard. nice eh?

Doesn’t look like I did much damage, but I did.

Pensive Toe

Big huge green eyes

Doorway to the future Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Wow, it has been a long time since the last post. And even longer since the last post with house stuff and pics! So back with some more fun this time.
Tonight I stained the first door. It went pretty easy and actually came out quite well. At first I wasn’t sure if it would come out too unnatural looking or what, but it really looks awesome! I can’t wait to see these doors on the outside of our house. Definitely worth it.
Soo… probably a lot of stuff has happened since my last post but I can’t think of it all right now. Maybe the fumes from staining got to me 🙂
We cleaned up the garage somewhat. Yes, I know it still looks messy… but it’s much LESS of a mess now. We put some stuff in the attic, threw away a bunch, and we took a truckload to these apartments near us where some of the Katrina victims are staying.
Did some more stuff in the kitchen, but nothign significant enough to take a picture of.
Last weekend we went to see my new GREAT nephew. Yes, it is insane. I am now a great uncle, and my sister is a grandma! He’s a cutie. He peed on me too! That’s good luck!! (or did I make that up?)
I got new tires on my truck. Did I tell you that? Hrm. I’ll have to take pictures. I don’t think I have any pictures of my truck at all in fact.
OK… probably post more soon b/c I’ll finish the doors up. I still have to do the other side of the one I started tonight. Then do the other door, side 1, and then 2. And then we start Tung oiling them. This will take several days, oil, let sit overnight, flip. oil in the morning, let sit all day, flip after work, oil, sit overnight, repeat repeat repeat. We do this until the oil no longer soaks in after sitting. I’ve been told this could be between 4 and 8 coats of Tung Oil. That’s like a week’s worth of just oiling. It’s worth it though!
Ok shower and then bed.
Oh, I’m reading “Long Way Around” by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, right now. It’s the book to go along with their TV series. They did a round the world trip on motorcycles and had a film crew document it and they wrote a journal type book. It RULES! If you get a chance to check out the TV series, do it. It makes me want to learn how to ride a motorcycle and do a road trip!!!

Stained door left, raw door right

Another view of both doors. after, and before.

A closer view

Another angle

Closeup of the grain

Another view of different grain

You can see that the grain varies quite a bit. Darker on left and lighter on right

A raw door’s grain

This one gets done tomorrow!