We have to go back. We did nothing. All we did was lay around, read books, play video games, rip out a garden bed, fix the tiller, mulch the gardens, fix the lawnmower, seed the lawn, fix the trimmer, trim the front shrubs, repair the water heater, fetch a few loads of firewood, split that firewood, rent out the apartment, sell Ben's boat, watch movies, mow the lawn, cut down a tree, stack the firewood, bake bread, expand the mondo music collection. Thanks to Ken, ATW's comment on these skills being important. I am sure that the boat will need mulching sometime. Ol' (T)Rusty, the truck has a new scrape down the side. There is nothing better than an old truck with an 8 foot bed. You can throw wood into it from 15 feet away, miss and not care. You can fill it full of branches and haul it to the mulch yard and not worry about scratching something. You can fill it up with mulch from the mulch yard and shovel it out with a metal shovel. It can haul our butts back to Texas (Damn!).
So lately we have had a couple political conventions and Comic-Con, all bizarrely similar. I researched the origins of the chicken. We wanted to sail, but Kellie and Nathan now are enjoying the Potter (Damn!). Yeah, I know, talk about something interesting, You don't want to know the origin of the chicken, do you? I thought not. We split up the free (haha) wood. I attacked the weeds out front on the pavers. Weed killer? Naw. Mow it? Naw. This is what I did. First knock the weeds down with the string trimmer.
Then scrape by hand on your knees using a plastic scraper so as not to mar the bricks. Then apply a dose of weed killer mixed with salt to prevent regrowth. It only took about four sweaty miserable hours. The proverbial piece of cake. It is amazing what you can accomplish if you just start and persevere...........and you're dumb!
And you end up with...................................
A clean front area. Nice couple K&N picked up the boat. We spent time guaranteeing the trailer lights would work. Final solution: cleaning up bulb contacts and jumping the blown fuse of their newly installed hitch with a wire.
Yellow fuse yellow jumper wire! Color coordinated rigging!
Oh, yeah, project mysterioso. Cut four blocks roughly 11" X 14" from the exterior Baltic birch plywood and screw them together.
Glue on the traced pattern of the stem posts with rubber cement.
Cut out the stacked plywood to the shape of Ehecatl.
Sand the edges.
I experimented cutting the details by free handing the router with a v grove bit. Not so good. I'll have to do the bas relief another way. Hey, it's a work in progress.
Ben finished up stacking the wood. We will leave this week to go back to Tejas on Sunday......or Monday...........or Tuesday.......or Wednesday.............or Thursday, probably. So, my two followers, we head back to sunny warm (in the hundreds) boatbuilding days.
The Music♪: Willie Watson "Rock Salt and Nails"
Hey, a Utah Phillips song! And a love song?
Chuck! Send money!