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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
It Was All a Ploy...
First I tried it atop a room box... thinking that the room could be the library with a staircase leading to the observatory on the outside.
The Terrible Two didn't like that at all... In fact, they refused to even get in the photo. Turned up their noses at it and walked away.
Then I tried making it part of the roof garden on Zar's Tudor Trailer... Nope. Not having any of that either. They said that it would interfere with the party atmosphere on the roof. No place for the Steampunk organ. Stop the music!
With that, they left the room. And they took Spike with them.
I looked high and low for them...
I went in the workroom, when I heard voices coming from there.
Tessie had zapped the rum box to the top shelf. The two of them had shoved everything off to the floor. The mess just grows and grows...
They insisted that "we" should make the foundation of the Clockwork cottage a foot or so longer... The only problem with that is, there is no place in the whole house that a longer foundation would fit. It dawned on me that this was what they wanted me to work on all along.
Meanwhile I went and tried every instrument of destruction known to man to cut the dome for the thing. I tried my wire cutters. Those got the hanger off of the front of the dome. I tried my keyhole saw. That got the handle off of the back.
By that time, I was really getting worried about how I was going to get the hole cut in the dome.
Tessie and Zar took pity on me and lead me by the hand, out to the garage.
Trying to be funny, they formally introduced me to an old friend. "Casey. Meet Mr. Dremel."
That was all it took. I dragged Mr. Dremel into the house and sat him on the counter and plugged him in.
Thanks to the Terrible Two, I had the rest of the job done in nothing flat! Even sanding the edges was easy.
Whilst cutting, we had a serious talk. It has been decided that I will work on the observatory intermittently, while finishing a few other projects and then I will start Zar's Steampunk store...
Get ready for this... He has decided on a name. So far, I haven't been able to talk him out of it...
He wants to call it, "Zar's Bizarre Bazaar". Oh well. I have a lot of time to talk him into something else. He informed me that there is already a Steampunk Emporium and he doesn't want to use the same name. Bizarre Bazaar??? I have to think of something else quick!
See you tomorrow.