Monday, September 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday has arrived, August 16th. I didn’t have to work a double yesterday, and it is so good. I have so much stuff to get done. Besides finishing the box, I need to cook a turkey dinner and vacuum seal it.
I really don’t know if I think I am super woman or what, but I never can get what I want done in a day. Today I cut the moulding , which was way harder than I thought. It would have been easier, if my box had turned out to be perfectly square. Once the moulding was cut I painted all the pieces that I still had to attach. I feel like I spent the day waiting for paint to dry. But I had plenty of stuff to do to keep myself busy between coats.
I made polenta lasagne, cornbread, green bean casserole, stir fry vegetables, stuffing, candied yams, and I got the turkey ready for cooking.
It is now 1am and I have painted the last coat of the pieces, off to shower and sleep….for a minute.
My alarm goes off at 4:30am I get up and put the turkey in the oven and paint one last thing that I forgot. I was going to go back to sleep until 7, but I just couldn’t. I started to attach all the pieces and of course I ran into may obstacles. By 8:30am I am tired again, so I take a nap until 10:00am.
The turkey comes out of the oven at 10:30am, and I run to builder’s emporium for some last minute things. Heather and I need to do a bunch of shopping to prepare for burning man, so I pick her up and we go to: Costco, trader joes, sport authority, target, bev mo, haigh street, then I take her to work and come home to finish my project.
Once home, I am too exhausted to do anything, so I nap until 7pm.
I get up and get to work, and guess what??? This monster is finally done!!!! I really can't believe that I thought I could crank this thing out in 2 days. Thank god I didn't leave it till the very last minute. Tomorrow we take is apart, and Monday I leave with my monster in tow to Burning Man.
I want to thank everyone that has helped and supported me through this project. Lot's of blood and sweat went into this project, surprisingly no tears. I am really surprised at myself for not freaking out at any point, especially with people not being able to help on certain days, and everything taking five times as long as anticipated. This is the first thing I have done in a very, very long time that I actually needed help with. Those of you that know me, know that it is hard for me to ask for help.
All in all I am pretty stoked about this project. It is the first thing I have ever built, so even though it is imperfect, I feel pretty satisfied and definitely relieved that it its done.!!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
On Friday, August 14th, I was able to get into the shop and pick up the scraps of plywood that I needed to cut the last of the wood to finish this project.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Today's theme: ERECTION
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Phase four happens on Wednesday, August 5th. It is a full moon. And here I thought I would be able to build this thing in two days. Everyone that was going to help today was at least an hour and a half late.....I am beginning to wonder why I haven't freaked out yet. Who knew building a square box would be so hard. And of course my building plans were perfect.....haha. Eventually everyone showed up. Mike helped me lug the metal sheets up 45 stairs again. He is such a trooper. Like a pack mule but way better. After bringing up the metal with me he carried up all the plywood. The man is a rock star. One by one my helpers showed up and we made a fair amount of progress....but man there is still so much to do. Wish me luck, I really need to finish this thing by Wednesday at the latest. Thanks so much Stevo, Zueks, Matt, and the film and camera crew Dave and Christine!!!!