Past two days were so-so productive, or maybe I just expect too much. At first, it took a long time to derive a satisfactory cross-brace design. After that it was a matter of fabrication, measuring and cutting metal studs and track to size, fitting, measuring more, levelling everything. Did I mention levelling and measuring?
Month: December 2017
After yesterday afternoon’s progress with installing stringers on the North wall, today started rather slow, with chores and house things to do. But it quickly transformed into a full-blown railroad building session. By midday all stringers were installed, and by the the late afternoon all the metal track around the perimeter of the North wall has been completed.
It snowed quite a lot on the Christmas Eve here, making it all nice and white, like in a Christmas fairy tale, except that today was another day of shovelling snow, uggh. This Winter better not keep like this, I got a layout to build, can’t be spending time on cleaning snow damn it.
Yet, more progress to report, the late afternoon/evening was very productive as can be seen from the photo below.
We managed to get a gallon of paint today (“Clear Blue Sky”) and put a coat on the walls just above the base of the Staging benchwork.
After all the obstacles past week, all the recessed lights have been moved, 7 (6) in total. I ended up moving the 7th back to its original position after a layout change occurred which warranted it being back. Sigh.
Despite my best intentions to do more work on the layout, it seems other forces work against me. Yesterday nothing was done as I was shopping for some electrical supplies after work. And you know what happens when you go to a big box store – it’s like falling into a black hole.
Today, I primed myself in advance with will and determination to at least move 3 recessed lights on the South side of the room. Alas, I came home to a notice from the City that they are shutting water off at 6pm, TODAY, till 12pm (the next day, 18 hours, for real)?