April was here, so I forced her to lug it into the house. Then it simply rested after it's long journey for the rest of the day. It was a very tired little house. Vermont is far, far away.
This morning I opened the box and did the check list and labeled all of the parts. Yes. I am actually following directions! Amazing.
Tessie wandered in after I finished labeling. My hammering woke her up.
Here's a "Where's Tessie?" photo. It will give you some idea what is in store for us. I mentioned hammering. The first thing I have to do is to punch holes where the nails are going to go. That way it will be easier when I actually start putting the thing together.
Tessie volunteered to look cute and point to the holes. I am doing the first ones in the channels where the floors fit into the sides.
The other thing that I have to do is kill all of the rounded corners in the window, door and stair openings.
It is simply a matter of taking my fine toothed saw and straightening them out. Not a big deal, but very boring. I still need to sand the corners also.
Tessie stayed long enough to point and smile at a corner. Then she was finished for the day.
She did come back twelve minutes later(some kind of record for her) and, with a straight face, looked me in the eye and asked....."Is it done yet?"
"See for yourself, Tessie......Not quite."
Sorry this is so short, but I have to get back at it if we are going to get to the fun part sooner, rather than later.