But these verses run:
- This is the way we trim the gable – sort of with much hacking
- This is the way we hide the gaps – well some of them using sometimes tidgy bits of wood sometimes coloured papers, sometimes wood filler painted over
- This is the way we ‘straighten’ the look – if it looks like it leans one way when it shouldn’t, level off the next bit up (just a little bit)
- This is the way we match the sides – take photos of the other one , blow them up to scale size and see if there’s any way they help to blend left and right sides of the construction
- This is the way we tear our hair – self explanatory
Result so far this week
A touch of the Eeyore at theinfill
Time, lots of motion but for little result
I’ve timed it. It takes barely longer to build a whole room than it does to size up, cut, trim, climb up the short ladder and adorn the ‘beam’ arrangements on one outer wall of it.
These bits of strip-wood have a weird sense of humour. What seems like many hours of little bits that fly from the hand and then bounce away. Crawling searches for their hidey hole, brushing down of each truant, re buttering with glue and the solemn re-presenting of it to its final sticking place; triumphant at last.
Some escape completely, remaining ‘on the run’ awaiting the day I get round to cleaning out all the boxes, bins, bags and containers that are within their possible bounce reach. It’s far quicker to remake any unfound than sidetrack myself by rummaging through mystery bundles when in the middle of a cutting and gluing job, however much fun it would be.
I took delivery today of some items towards the kitchen and its stores – a bit of waving of the carrot before my nose to urge me on. They’re from “a-slug-in-the-butter” on eBay and excellent they are too; a real pick-me-up, in fact, continuing with the Winnie the Pooh thought, they’ve acted as a good strengthening medicine 😉