Sunday, July 3, 2011

Playhouse in Real Life II

This posting is late and counts for July 2nd's posting.

We have a backyard barbecue today, Sunday July 3rd, so I worked all day yesterday in the hot 100 degree weather to finish securing the joists and screwing down the floor panels.  Our back yard is not that big, and I wanted to finish the foundation and floor so that people can safely stand on it.  I finally got it done late late Saturday night.

My body aches!  I admit I enjoy doing this project.  I've never done a project this big.  Still it would be more fun if it weren't sooo hot.  I want Ele to take a picture of me working on the playhouse next time, so the kids remember how hard I'm working on this!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Playhouse in Real Life

This posting is late and counts for July 1's posting.

The ultimate purpose of this blog is to promote my own creativity.  Sketching is a way to encourage me to be creative, and I've extended the definition of "sketching" to include 3D sketches like clay sculptures for Ele and Mom.  So by the same token, I  include my construction the playhouse as a 3D sketch.

I finally started building the real playhouse foundation and floor last weekend on June 25 and 26.  I didn't get nearly as far as I wanted, and I left myself a lot of loose ends to do.  The fourth of July weekend is due to be really hot, so I worked on it Friday night, and I took a picture of it Saturday morning.  It's a 8 feet wide by 12 feet long with (really heavy) 2x6 and 4x6 lumber.  My body aches the day after I lift all those heavy pieces in the hot sun!