Underway again...finally #15: Rain, rain. Go away...

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Blog entry by JohnTM posted 11-30-2017 07:34 PM 965 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Not a long downpour, but heavy enough to cause work to stop.
This after a short morning due to the roofing guys returning and starting work on the carport roof. They actually took up the existing tar paper, ripped a long, rotten 2×6 out replaced it before the rain hit. Luckily, their work seems to be “holding”, that is, not leaking anywhere obvious. OTOH, the wind blew the wet stuff all over the carport area, leading to an early end for my day’s effort.

I may have spoken a bit prematurely yesterday and unintentionally misled ya’ll when I said all I had left was assembly. I forgot about having to pre-drill holes – lotsa holes – prior to assembling anything.
(Robert, you asked for it… squint to save your retinas… I warned you.)

(I/you can blame my father for his sense of humor in taking that pic…without me asking or being warned. As you can see, Brad Pitt has nothing to worry about from me in the looks-competition-market.)
I think I’m going to have to pre-drill somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 screw holes for this lumber rack – that or use a similar number of nails (if I get bored and decide to try to straighten some I’ve salvaged from the pallets).

So, short day… lotsa holes to drill tomorrow or later today if it dries up and stays light long enough to make the effort worthwhile.

Added: There’s gotta be something wrong with the “page view counter” for yesterday’s blog entry. I can’t believe there were actually over 3000 views. (Unless I take the view that it’s like people slowing down or stopping to watch accidents on the roadway.)

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#1 posted 12-02-2017 09:09 PM

Page view counter ? oh now I see it not really sure what it means, apart from the obvious. 1000 are possibly mine as I electronically wander back and forth around you backyard looking for work lights and such!

Always good to record the moment too! Keep up the drilling!

At least you have a carport to work under !!

-- Regards Rob

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