Thursday, 22 May 2014

Are you down with PPP? Yeah you know me.

Most folks reading the title will be lost, but that's ok, its a lyric from a 90s rap song. No worries, just trying bridge the generational gaps. So,PPP. Pre Paint Prep. Yep  just finishing up the garage to spray Three of the four walls. Soon to show the shelves I've built!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Wildlife interlude.

Just getting ready to pant the garage. Boring photos. So you get the local wildlife.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Mission Control: We have Moon rock.

Ok, now I'm comfortable in sharing a fault that I have. I've come to the conclusion that I have NO concept, understanding, or idea of interior design. Especially choosing colors. Now I do understand most marketing concepts and admire some of them. However, home paint companies and interiors designers must meet at a secret trade show (in Vegas of course) to come up with the excessive colors and names of said colors. I wanted a simple grey paint for the closet in the shop. Ooh no...... "sir, we don't have grey. Now why don't you go over to one of our computer controlled, multi-functional, light correcting paint tables and choose a color that most reflects your inner being. Oh, and sir, be sure to chose the appropriate hue, hardness, and finish." ........And now my closet is Moon rock.  Which looks a hell-of-alot like grey!  
Rant finished, time for a Sunday beer. Cheers.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Final Inspection: "Follow the Paper Trail"

Friday, the building inspector came to the site, for what I had hoped to be the visit where I could get the little yellow, officially stamped, piece of paper that is final approval of the construction phase. Those folks that know of the year I've experienced, will know that my luck is just not that good.  The experienced inspector had a good look around, made some useful suggestions,  and then took out his metal clad,armored notebook and proceeded to check off a long list of items. Until, "Do you have your Site Engineering report, schedule D subset c. Produced only on the Third Tuesday of a leap year?" I frantically start flipping, sorting, and rustling through my paperwork to make it appear that I knew what dialect of English he was speaking. The very last page of the two inch stack of "Official Paper" I discover Engineering Report Schedule D written in the blood of a baby Sasquatch! However, this is not the form needed. No, apparently, this engineering report will need to be transcribed on parchment from the Dead Sea Scrolls.....

Embellishment aside, all that is required for the "Final" is a form with the engineer who approved the building plans, signature. So.. A journey on the paper trail I go.

So instead of a picture of Me grinning, holding a magical piece of paper, you get the Morning picture of the ferry.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

You're A Knob! Ok, just a lever.

Can a door knob look fast? Oh yeah it can!

On the Grid

Inspection has been moved to Friday. Hasn't stop production. Still tons to do. We are on the grid now though.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Hung......Doors that is.

Its been a beautiful day up here on island. As such I've been busy. Tomorrow the building inspectors will make a trip to the site to check on progress. I'm truly hoping to get a final sign off on the build. In order to door that, I've had to vapor proof the work shop area due to it being
Below the living space. Also the all metal doors are a requirement.  the door to the utility room even has cool self closing hinges. Most of the taping got done a well.  So tomorrow will hold much of the same.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Rock It!

Its been a few days, I've been working on some detailed insulation, and finishing up hanging the last bit of drywall in the work shop. Started taping today. And busy herring ready for the inspector to stop by on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

A Tale of Two Ladders

Currently, I'm dry walling the garage area. Which is BORING to document. So I'll chat about a mistake in tools I purchased. In the beginning of this project, I believed that I could save some money buy only buying one ladder. Werner, is a quality ladder builder, with many many products. I chose a "multi" function ladder, that could be configured in many different sizes and configurations. However it weighed a fucking ton! This week I finally got sick of moving this sixty pound beast around the worksite.
Sooooooo...... I spent some $'s on a fiberglass ladder. Fantastic, I'll tell ya. Oh, and Construction Moose approves of it too!

Monday, 5 May 2014

Big Yellow Lives!

Back in December, I had little problem with Big yellow. The Turbo charger blew up. Now with a freshly serviced turbo, rebuilt in Tacoma, I reassembled her today. And she's running sweet again!

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Rain Delay.

Slight delay due to rain and social schedule. Enjoy the picture interlude.