Successful water run today, filled up Judy (our firetruck) with about 550 gallons of water and watered all the primary gardening plots twice. Visiting the creek is very relaxing, the water flow makes a steady burbling, rushing white noise.
While watering everything I noticed one of the grafts I had done is showing signs of growth. Very happy to see it living.
Also, enjoy a picture of a napping cat during the heat of the day.
I would like to visit the creek again after today's work on the door. I started to put on the tongue and groove boards onto the door frame and found the diagonal support was a little out of alignment with the rest of the frame. It caused a half inch gap on one edge between the frame and boards. So I had to unscrew a bunch of stuff to realign it.
Then I noticed the frame was a quarter inch out of square. So I had to unscrew all the supports on one upright and push it into place. I got lucky I only had to trim one board.
I'm not sure if I wasnt careful enough when I assembled the frame or if while screwing in the supports the frame was twisted out of square and out of being flat. Using dimensional lumber instead of premium planed wood brings lots of inaccuracies I wasnt expecting. It's good now and I have some boards ready to go for tomorrow.
Very few clouds in the sky today. But there was on that looked like a superman emblem.
Jordan Noe wrote:I know that bubinga...And your door pictures give me flash backs to our trials fixing the Barnegat front door.
Rebuilding that door helped me plan this one out. The major difference between this door and most other door is other doors are half the thickness of the door jamb. That lets you install it while it is closed. I'll have to hang this one in an open position so I can screw the door jamb to the posts.
Jan White wrote:That's a black oil beetle, a type of blister beetle. I love how clumsy they look.
Ah that's it. Thanks Jan, they are very clumsy. I watched this one struggling to crawl along the side of a log. A spider came up to it, paused, then went around. I got an impression of "what's with that guy".
I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed - shakespear. Unarmed tiny ad: