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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Over One Million Served!

 Remember when that was a big thing on the McDonald's signs?  I am not sure how many they have on there now, or if they are even still keeping track.

This morning, I went to write the blog and when I hit the Blogger Dashboard site, there was, by their count, 1,000,177 all time hits on my blog!  Color me happy!  Thanks to all of you that come and read everyday!

Maybe some of the hits were people that wandered in by mistake, but blogger counts them all and so do I.

I used to have one of those counters on my blog that showed the numbers, but I lost it three different times and had to start over...So I decided to let blogger do the counting.
OK.  Let's get serious now.  The staircase is going to work!!!  That also makes me happy.  It doesn't take much.  I cut out a couple of pieces of ceiling tile this morning.  That will form the base and hold the tree upright. 
Zar is standing where the staircase will start.  Tessie is at the finish.

It will curve around the outside of the trunk in a spiral.

Where he is standing will be the first step.  I marked the trunk all around for the 10 steps that it will take.

I am going to try to use small branches in drilled holes to hold up the steps.  if that doesn't work, I will fake it and make it look like branches are holding it up....One way or the other.  I am determined!

I cut a small piece of  scrap 1/8" luan for the top platform trial.  It will have to be braced somehow, but we will figure that out as we go.

Unfortunately, I will have to finish the stonework on the porch before I can do the staircase, but that shouldn't take long.

I will also have to have the house in place and glued to the board before I start the stairs. 

Lots to keep me busy...I had better go start messing with stones.

See you tomorrow.


Freya Anderson said...

Woohoo 1 million! You'll have to get a new t shirt printed displaying your fame! Congrats a million lol xxx

Cara said...

Congrats on hitting the 1M mark! I am loving this stairs idea. I'm excited to see how you work it out.

Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey.I'm wondering how you can make stairs out of a tree. But I'm sure you will amaze us as usual.
I have an eye for grammatical errors
from being a proof reader. I notice you left off a "0" in your one
million count.
You are one popular gal!

Mereknits said...

Your blog is lovely, no wonder you have had so many hits!
Hugs to you,

Lucille said...

Congrats on the million mark, Casey! Fantastic! Looking forward to these stairs around the tree. Genius of an idea!

12Create said...

WOW - $1M+.Congratulations.

Caseymini said...

Sharee, I wish that there was a $ sign in front of the 1M! That would be great. But the million hits is great too.

mcddiss said...

me gusta la idea de la escalera alrededor del arbol, estoy deseando verla
y felicidades por todas esas visitas


rosanna said...

CONGRATS !! well deserved goal and we all love you

Debbie said...

Many Congratulations