Saturday, May 5, 2012
I have a super-good excuse for not blogging for a long time... first, I was on vacation.  Then, every time I tried to get on my blog, it made my internet stop working.  I have no idea why.  Our tech guy is working on it.  For now, I come to you from a loaner computer. 

I've made enough progress on my "secret" project to give you a little update. There are still some finishing touches that need to be put on, but I'm not sure when they'll get done, so here ya go! We left off with this...
Any idea what it is yet?

Taking shape...

My garage became a workshop... car got booted to the driveway.  And I bought a circular saw.  And still have all my fingers...

Figure it out yet?  About this time I realized attempt #1 was too small... So back to Lowes I went to buy more supplies, with a new set of plans.

The newer, larger version...

I hope you've figured it out by now...

Painting some trim (which hasn't been put on yet...)

Primed

Painted, roofed, and (mostly) shingled.

Did you know asphalt shingles have fiberglass in them?  My hands do now...

This will be its home.  I didn't want it to sit on grass because I didn't want the bottom to sit in soggy grass when it rains, making it wet and rotten...

So I dug a hole.  And saved the grass to be moved elsewhere in the yard.

Then filled said hole with rocks, that I picked up from other places in the yard.  It took LOTS of rocks...

Hole full of rocks.

Then I put Jake's new house on the rocks... Andddddd I'm done!
Almost... I still have to put his name and house number (yes, I do realize how ridiculous I am) on it, and add the trim (which has already been painted).  I really need a miter saw to do the job correctly...

So there you have it... my first (and second) attempt at dog house construction.  The first one I started that was too small is going to another dog (who will fit better inside).  If being a doctor doesn't work out, I could probably make a career of making dog houses...

I think I'll stick to doctoring.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great job! You are very innovative. In fact, quite amazing. :-) Love GA

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I am a Family Medicine intern at a community hospital in Indiana, navigating the new world of being a physician. I am privileged to work in a field I love, where every day is a new and unpredictable challenge.
I am not only a doctor, but also a cyclist, runner, DIYer in the making, lover of the outdoors, traveler, and human.
Human, MD is a glimpse into the world of a young doctor who is just trying to stay true to herself through the grueling whirlwind of residency.

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