|Perfectly lined up :)|
|Joegyver's handiwork to secure the back floor and corner|
|Goodbye ratty rotten wood|
After they completed all the new work and put the back together, voila! The metal skin now fits on perfectly. We were able to use it as a template for the window and the guys let me use the jigsaw to cut out the space.
|Chance to make some improvements|
|Finally! Back window is ready for framing!|
They also fabricated nice new inside wood liners to sturdy the cupboards and hide all the ickiness that was underneath...resin, burns, just general nastiness. It was so nice to have another person there to actually carry out their solutions. I just don't have the skills or experience~yet ;).
Joe brought out his amazing dog, Zoe, and she had a blast. She is the smiliest dog ever! She has a wonderful bushy fox tail, a purple tongue, and the most incredible widow's peak. :) We also had an encounter with what was the largest black widow any of us had ever seen. It was hiding on the back of a wood panel in the garage. So glad they didn't startle it. It's body, not including its legs, was the size of a penny, I swear. Quite intimidating. It seriously looked like a fake Halloween toy. I really wanted to relocate it, and the guys sympathized. But they decided it was too dangerous for the dogs and I would have felt horrible if it eventually got one of them. :(
|Oh.My.God. Biggest Black Widow ever. RIP little guy :(|
Since I am always barely teetering on one of the two very old rickety wood ladders, my stepdad decided to surprise me with a new ladder! No more twisted legs around trying to hold on while I use the nail gun on the roof. No more lines of bruises along the inside of my upper arms from hanging on for dear life to the sharp edge of the top metal. No more swaying into the spiky bushes!
|My very own ladder :)|
|The infamous Joegyver|
|Any idea where Zoe is?|
Mouse check for the week~negative!
A most endearing thanks to Joe for spending his day working his butt off in the sweltering sun! :D
|Joe, at home in his workshop :)|