Thursday, April 21, 2011

I made a Stool!!!!!

A step-stool that is. Well, really more of a stool-in-law! Get it!? Naw, really it's a stool that I made from scratch (and wood). Having never made anything out of wood before I just decided to give it a try (after cleaning out the one garage and making it a manly room of building and fixing stuff). So, not bad really, for a first timer.

We also planted some more flowers in an effort to jazz the place up.
And Emily has been busting her, uh, back I guess, weeding the whole damn place.
It's actually been not raining for a few days so the cats have been enjoying some time in the sun with us. See that photo up there? That's Kenny looking at Viola from atop my new stool! Good view, huh?
But wait, there's more! The very next day I decided to make a garden bench. Let me remind you that I have almost no tools other than a simple saw and a hammer and drill, so pretty it ain't, but it hasn't fallen apart yet and it weighs a good twenty pounds so it's not likely to go very far anytime soon. Check it and my mustache out!

Later y'all.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Plant them seeds in the ground!

Yup folks, it's that time of year not THAT time, the other time. Ya know, the one where it gets warmer and stuff grows outta the ground. Well, so far not so much on the warmer thing, but the growing part is starting to happen so we decided to make a new garden bed.
As you can see, yours truly designed and built this ten by four foot monster with the scrap wood laying around the yard (and some help from Honey Bunny). When I say designed I really mean just built, but whatever.
After we finished that Emily built a little hot house for the seedlings we started in the basement.Now, if only the sun would show up for more than five minutes at a time we might be able to put it to use.
One week later we filled old Clyde up with as much dirt as he could haul (the back bumper was about four inches off the ground on our trip back from the dirt place and the front end was nearly pointing straight up!) and loaded it into the new bed. Fancy!!
All the while Kenny and Viola watched bemusedly.
In the meantime I've been brushing up on my acoustic fingerpicking technique since I broke my keyboard.

And Honey Bunny has been making jewelry for the bohemian crowd.
Look how cute she is weeding the front yard (which is still a bit ghetto, but getting nicer everyday (unlike the weather).

And then I got a mustache.
That's pretty much all you need to know.