Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Garden Progress Report #3

Since the day was filled with errands, we did not get much done today except for drilling the holes for the sprayer hose and putting the plastic tubs in the wood frames.

And, since tomorrow, Wednesday, is filled with errands, it will be Thursday before we pre-drill and screw the notched top rails which will hold the sides of the plastic tubs up. We will probably tape the sides of the tubs to the wood which should make it easier to get the top rails on properly without having to fight with the tub sides slipping away from under the notch on the top rail. Does that make sense?

I don't know about you, but when on a project, I am usually obsessed with getting it completed in the shortest time possible that I forget to enjoy the process. However, that is not the case this time. We work an hour or so, go do something else, and if there is still daylight, we go back to do a little more. I worked a little more than that yesterday with reworking six braces and getting the remaining eight in.

The instructions say that the estimated assembly time for those of "moderate" skill is 6 - 8 hours. Well, we are not "moderately" skilled. lol But by taking a relaxed approach, though, we are not making any disastrous mistakes. Mistakes, yes, like the six braces being set too low, but we are not ruining a part or two by being in too big of a hurry. The target date for the garden soil is this weekend -- I think we will make it. :D But, if we don't, so what; there is always next week. Whew! That feels good to say that.

Until next time, God bless.


Mary-Austin said...

It's fun watching it come together Lynn!! Enjoy your Tax Day!

Donna said...

That's going to be a Wonderful Garden!! Nice blog! Happy day to you!

Lynn said...

Thanks, Donna, for stopping by. I think the garden should work well for us....it is at least a start.