Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Guardians of the Republic

Stewart Rhodes, founder of "Oath Keepers", gives Chris Matthews the what all...

Money quote:
"We swear an oath to the Constitution, not to a man, e
ven if he makes a thrill run up your leg when he talks."


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Getting Closer...

That front wall was a beeeyotch getting into place though.

Walls & roof tomorrow...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Too Rocky for Bloggy

My legion of reader(s) has doubtless perceived the paucity of input on this page.

I have an excuse! The dog ate my blog…err…no. Actually, I blame the Granite State.

See, I’ve initiated a project to build a small shed to house the Mrs.’ wood shavings for her horses, as well as storage for my son’s 4 wheeler. Hell, I’ve already built a barn & a few other outbuildings, how tough can a lil’ 8x16 shed be?

Plenty, depending on the site.

First, cut down the trees in the way; three were big enough to notch (i.e. needed to be felled, not just cut down), the rest were just cut & haul. Then, cut to length and/or dispose of the wood thus accumulated.

I’ve probably spent at least 20 hours just removing/moving granite out of the way. In the first pic below, the rocks behind & at the edge of the site were all in the way. The second pic is of a couple of big-ass ones that took the best part of a day to remove using the tractor, pry bars, chain, mattock, shovel, & miscellaneous pieces of lumber to get things going.

After all this, I still hadn’t actually BUILT anything.

When I started final leveling of the site…surprise! More “rock tops”, which as you have probably already guessed, were attached to more big honkin’ rocks.

Friday last, I got the base blocks ready to go, & got the frame spiked- the whole bottom of the deck is PT 4x4s.

Got the bottom framing done & the decking nailed on today.

Now that I’m free of the stupid planet, this thing should flow a whole lot more smoothly- I hope…