Here is my 2 step and four step at the age of 68. Still in the 60s as 1960 something and age. These steps take place at the cabin. Since we are using rough cut lumber from the White Pines we had timbered from behind our house nothing is square. In order make hanging siding easier and more enjoyable to look at each board must me edged on the edger. 8' and 12' boards. Dick stands over the edger to feed the board through and I start out on the right side holding the board as level as possible. Once the board gets half way through the edging process I switch to the left side to hold it. Each side is the two step or four step. 8' (I prefer this size) requires 2 steps sideways, left or right depending on what side I am on. The 12' requires 4 steps on each side. We do 50 boards the day before the siding is to be hung. Lucky for me our friend seems to enjoy coming to help or he is pretending. Either way Ken is greatly appreciated. Dick and Ken don't have little arguments and Ken never stomps off like I do. So..........the last week has been filled with me doing what I want or just relaxing crocheting on a new doily pattern.
|Ken doing my job for the day!|
Yesterday the guys had a long day but got the back side of the cabin sided. Today is prime, caulk and paint. I love to paint and the day looks like it is going to be a beauty. I have leftovers for supper and I am good to go for 8-10 hours at the cabin. Just the view of beautiful hills that are still green, a few chippers running around for Quincy to chase and bark at. The nights have turned into the perfect sleeping weather, low 50s, while the days have been in the low 70s with beautiful blue skies and a mild breeze to enjoy. It looks like the end of summer and the beginning of fall, you know, the time of year kids are headed back to school. I have said it before and will say it again, going back to school was my favorite time of the year. Time to see friends that I hadn't seen all summer, the smell of fall in the air (I call them the "hickory nut" smells). What a great time of the year!
|There are the crazy "free" colors of the primer. Now it is all covered with the final |
Mossy Green paint.
|A little potato love from the garden.....|
|Draining the blanched corn to cut off cobs and freeze.|