Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday



It was overcast when I woke up Tuesday morning and had started raining before I left for work. Not a hard rain, just sprinkles at the time, but there were flashes of lightning on the horizon.

It eventually did come down harder, but had stopped by the time I took my walk at 10:00 a.m. There were supposed to be three waves of showers today, by the way.

It still wasn’t raining when I drove home for lunch.

Back at work, I occasionally checked the weather and it looked like the second wave of storms in the afternoon broke up or went east before it ever got to Redford. Damn!

After work, I retrieved the trashcan and went in to treat the cats. I checked the gauge and found that the morning storm only dropped about 1/4-inch of rain. My grass and gardens need more!!!

I changed clothes and went out to set up a sanding station. I put the sawhorses on the sidewalk just south of the garage, so the strong breeze would blow the sawdust away, and screwed a piece of plywood on to act as a work table.

I used 60 grit sandpaper on the first pass, gouging the wood here and there (I’m trying to make it look old, remember?) I took a break at 6:30 p.m.to watch the Nightly News and then went back out at 7:00.

It started to rain about 7:30, so I put away the tools, set the sawhorses in the garage and quit for the night. I had all the wood sanded for the first time except the side boards.

I warmed up a burger and ate that and the last of the potato salad for dinner. I watched some taped TV but went to bed at 10:00 p.m.

4 comments:

  1. are you going to use the torch on your wood as well?
    (see, I watch too many DYI shows)

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  2. LOL! Yes, tonight!! I am also gonna try my own idea: a wire brush wheel in a drill.

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  3. Quick Question...what brand of grass seed (with blue shit) did you use and which spouted faster?

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  4. The clear winner was the Pennington, with green shit. The Scott's had gray shit and it still sprouting while the Pennington is four inches high.

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