No drinking game....Just the start of the roof. I cut egg cartons apart into slate shingles last night. Not nearly enough. For a small building, this has a lot of roof. I started shingling this morning. Three rows were finished and then I got bored.
I bribed Tessie and Zar with big chocolate chip cookies to help by holding the roof vertical whilst I glued the shingles in place. That's the reason that there are only three rows. They aren't very steadfast when doing this kind of job. They kept putting the roof down and taking cookie breaks.
That pile that you see on the tray is what's usable of six egg cartons. All of the flat parts of the top. Before I finish, I will have to cut more.
I took a trip to Home Depot this morning and got the sticks to make the frame on the lot and the foundation.
Here's the underside of the ground piece. I will do the same for the foundation of the house.
I miter the corners and glue and nail the pieces to the luan.
After that, I flipped it over and put the workshop on it. I do believe that it is going to be just about right. The staircase will go on the left side, as you are looking at it.
I will have to bash that a bit. I don't want a double wide staircase. I just want it going up the side of the wall.
Poor Tessie...She keeps suggesting, "I could sure use an elevator. All of that climbing up and down to get to the second floor will tire me out. When I get there, I won't have enough energy to weave. You had better put a sleeping bag in the storage room with the wool."
It seems like, when she wants me to build something extra, she always forgets that she can zap herself in and out of places...Convenient forgetfulness....Elevator for a two story building? I don't think so...
Back to roofing...
See you tomorrow.