Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Back to the Future....Again...
I grabbed a couple of bags full of leftovers and went to work.
Here's another fast way of coloring shingles if you have a lot of loose ones.
I opened a can of Golden Pecan Minwax and went to work.
With this method, all you need is a pair of needle nose pliers or tweezers and an almost full can. You do it one at a time, but it goes faster than any other method I know for single shingles....Say that three times, fast!
One at a time, you dunk them in and then lay them on a paper towel...I use thick Viva. It doesn't soak through to the counter like some others do. Or you could put a paper plate under the towel.
Then I take another towel and blot the tops, after I have a good amount dipped.
I transfer those to a paper plate and do it again. Until I have them all done.
By the time that I have the last of these done, the first ones will be ready to use.
And with a helper to hand you the shingles, it's even faster. Tessie REALLY wants this house finished! Actually, so does Zar, but I think he slept in this morning.
Monday the Brimble's Mercantile kit arrived. Oh! The excitement! I finally had to hide it. The Terrible Two kept doing a happy dance on the box.
As usual, Tessie thinks it's for her. And Zar knows it's his.
I am going to have to ask Tessie if she really knows what Steampunk is. She calls Zar, Steampunk Man when she gets mad at him. I think she thinks that it's some form of newfangled curse word. An example? I heard this conversation right after the store arrived.
Tessie: "Now look here, Steampunk Man! This store is mine and it's going to be a dress shop!"
Zar: "Tessie, that's the nicest thing you have ever called me, but it is still going to be a Steampunk emporium. Casey said I could."
Tessie: "What does she know? She probably thinks that Steampunk is some new designer that is producing fabulous fashions."
Zar: "If you behave, I will have Casey make you a new Steampunk outfit.
Tessie: "It has to have feathers and ruffles. Those are in right now."
And that, my friends is how you get around Tessie. Just promise her new clothes...
See you tomorrow....Hopefully with a finished roof.