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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Status Update

Currently listening to: Paramore's "All We Know is Falling" album.
Currently reading: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Current bible book reading: Deuteronomy in The Message translation.
Current favorite TV show: House - but it's falling in my esteem this season.
Current home project: many, but two main: switch from septic to sewer (hiring that one out) & constructing a home-made vise to use for other projects.
Current internet projects: mind-mapping (Mindmeister, for example) & converting website over to NVU editing.
Current work clients: Manitowoc Crane Group, Sonoco Flexible Packaging

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Bridge Building Project

We've spanned the creek in our backyard with a bridge. The main deck was salvaged from a nearby home - it was an outdoor wheelchair ramp no longer needed. The ramp didn't quite span our creek - 16' wide from bank-to-bank. So I build a rough support of 4x4s - also salvaged from the woods. And then constructed a small 4' deck to span the gap. All the wood is salvaged pressure-treated wood. Home Depot sells cutout lumber for .50 to $2, depending on the length & quality.

The pre-cast concrete footings were purchased at HD for about $6 each.

Halloween Pumpkins

We carved our pumpkins on the Sunday afternoon before Halloween. Here's a photo of the finished products.