Thursday, November 30, 2006

More Bathroom Mayhem

Yeah, I can't help myself, and Professionals don't want to touch me either...
seems I "confound" them...

Time to rip the floor out

Had to make my own joist here, due to boneheads putting walls on top of no structure...
Lemme tell ya, that was fun to beat into submission install!

Yep, johnny flange ended up right on a joist. No matter, now it's not only plug-pruf, but nuclear proof too boot. (this is where I'll hide for the hurricanes now)
Looooove those joist hangars, you know?

Managed to sneak the 1st piece of "subfloor" under the existing flange even. Go figure

There's the rest of the first layer. That's right, first layer... I'm putting in two layers of 3/4" T&G cuz the hallway is that high due to many layers of all kinds of stuff, going all the way back to 1946 i presume. Hmm, should I have saved some of those old tile's for history's sake?

littlestVulcan wanted to be the first to try out the new floor. She just got back from her bath at our wonderful neighbor's house. They were kind enough to let the vulcan chillin go over to stay clean during the project

YeeHaww! now we're making progress! new OSB T&G too boot! Wow, there's a lot of room in here!

I even got nutty enough to take the yucky ceiling down.

New tub, with an actual wall to compliment. Verry insulated, too!

Unfortunately, now comes the rest. Can you believe mrsVulcan wants the door back on that room? And Heat, can you believe she wants heat?? What's next, running water? Doh, I gotta go solder some more...


P.S. if you are a building inspector, this is all a photoshop. it is not real. (kinda like reuters, you know?)

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Oh, and then there's this:

Nice view, eh? a little light on privacy though...

I knew I shoulda unplugged those things!

Out she comes! It's nice to have a boy that likes hard work, you know?

He's thinking

Yep, I recon that's one hard workin boy!

You may be wondering why in the great googly moogly I'm doing this. Please, if you find out, let me know!


Wait'll ya git a load of this:

Yep, it's littleVulcan, operating the digger with the log grappler attatchment that he and I built.

He's quite good at it too! You just never know what a vulcan can do until you challenge 'em, I guess...


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving and Praise Day!

Yep, that is what it was originally called. How easily fooled are we...

Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.

In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.