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Friday, October 17, 2014

Everything in the Right Order...

I have decided to wait a bit to do the electrical and hook ups. If I do it now,  by the time I am done, the time machine will be somewhere else in the universe...

I started the landing platform this morning. 

I centered the tower in the middle and did a pencil mark around it.  Then drew lines from that to all four corners.

I put screen door molding around all four sides to strengthen it. 

Then I went and found a bamboo place mat that had a label on it from Michael's.  I don't remember buying it there, but I am glad that I did.

I wanted the platform to look like fancy decking... It worked quite well.  One side of the bamboo is slightly rounded and the other side is flat.  I used it rounded side up.

I only used a couple of rows of the round white rods in the place mats towards the center to add interest.  The ones right next to the building are just temporarily in place. I am not sure if I am going to use them or not.

Anyway.  after getting three sides done, I decided to take a break and type for a while.

I went back out to get a cup of coffee and I noticed that the lights were on and somebody was making themselves at home...
I was right not to hook anything up.  Tessie zapped the two kitchen stools from Daisy's house... Zar was doing a nice seating arrangement... Then he looked around and announced... "Not today.  There still isn't a way to turn this thing on.  Casey hid the apparatus that runs this machine...."

Tessie heaved a heavy sigh, shrugged her shoulders and replied.... "So I'll zap the stools back to the kitchen... Care for a cup of coffee or a bug beer?"

Unfortunately, Tessie is very good at biding her time... I am going to have to be very careful.  I should start making calls to Daisy and see when she can get here.  Then I have to time it so that I can send it off to her while the Terrible Two aren't looking... Wish me luck!  I'm going to need it.

See you tomorrow.


Véronique said...

I love it, I would travel through time with it! The bamboo rods make a very nice decking! Good luck staying clear of Tessie!

Lucille said...

I'm ready to go when you are, Casey! What period would you prefer to time travel in? I'm curious!

Caseymini said...

Lucille, that's a hard question to answer. Maybe either Tudor or Victorian England, to look up a few relatives...

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
It is looking great! It is such a fun and original project. If you should go back to Victorian time the earl and countess said you are more then welcome to stay at the Manor.
Big hug,