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Old 10-10-2018, 12:46 PM
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Last nice day before we apparently get the outer bands of Hurricane Michael. I'm taking the opportunity to do as much work outside as I can. The plan is to:

- tackle the rusty iron railings on the front step,
- paint the shutters still hanging on the back of the house,
- cut more panels from a 10" composite plank (with a chop saw that can only do 7" cuts and do the rest by hand with a Japanese pull saw and elbow grease) to wrap the base of the box pillars on the front porch.

First, Ima gonna go for a walk. Wife is home sick and I need to get fresh air or risk getting sick myself.
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:57 PM
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Cleaned the master bath.

Supervised with school. Pippa is happier now that it's online.

Finished the Lighthouse. Next I gotta it in the bottle. A really long bottle. It needs to be "planted" on green grass (clay) so that's really next.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:30 PM
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The wife and I went on another 1:40 power walk mid day. It sprinkled a little early on but it was a car wash for the last 30 minutes or so. No biggie. At least I did not sweat. sucked wearing glasses though.



Made some brownies to sen to my son at school. My daughter and I went to a flu shot extravaganza at our Dr.s office.
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:26 PM
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Last nice day before we apparently get the outer bands of Hurricane Michael. I'm taking the opportunity to do as much work outside as I can. The plan is to:

- tackle the rusty iron railings on the front step,
- paint the shutters still hanging on the back of the house,
- cut more panels from a 10" composite plank (with a chop saw that can only do 7" cuts and do the rest by hand with a Japanese pull saw and elbow grease) to wrap the base of the box pillars on the front porch.

First, Ima gonna go for a walk. Wife is home sick and I need to get fresh air or risk getting sick myself.
OK. Update time from yesterday:

Railings: spayed with rust eater and let sit for about an hour before hitting them with a wire brush. Then I used a rattle can to spray what I could before it started raining. I got the bushes next to the steps pretty good, but they're going to get trimmed.

Back porch shutters: taken down, painted and rehung. It afforded me the opportunity to clean all the crap out from behind the shutters and on the siding. I even cleaned out the link that was collecting in the cage of the dryer vent. While I was at it I wiped down some of the white PVC and aluminum. That's not a priority but my OCD had kicked in.

- I cut out what I could for the bases of the box pillars on the front porch. An 8'x10'x3/4" PVC board gave me enough to cut out eight 10.5"x10" panels with 45 degree miters but my chop saw only has a 9" blade. It took me awhile to figure out that by just marking a line with a T square the I could make a clean enough continuation of the circular blade cut with a good old fashion cross cut hand saw. I found that the unfinished cut was an adequate miter for the large hand saw blade to follow. Then I used a block plane to smooth it all out and make a nice tight miter joint. Naturally, the first couple of boards are rougher than the rest. Along with some decorative trim and base cap most of the cutting is done and I have it temporarily placed for fitting purposes. I've decided that I'm going to save any major work to the front porch for spring (one pillar needs to be replaced due to rot and the concrete needs to be properly resurfaced) but I need to finish up the paint.

After all this my ailing elbow is screaming at me. Oh well, I'm supposed to be rehabbing it.
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