03 May 2012

Just Call Me McGyverette

I have been working full time at HH and we are at the trim & tile stage! 
I got a group of guys that have been very diligent and hard working. I am very impressed with what has gone down in the past couple of day. I do have my frustrating days (i.e. this Monday and Tuesday!) but I am now very pleased with the progress. 
I suppose I get most frustrated when I am working at HH alone and things are just not working out so well. I work better with other people...not necessarily helping me, but I just like to have the distraction and a bit of convo here and there. It helps!  


We have been reusing material that came out of HH and also from the barn on site. I think it's lotsa fun to find and seek old wood that will work for trim or for this or that. I also enjoy seeing the inventory pile decreasing bit by bit. More room for other stuff! 

We are in need of a couple more pieces of trim for the windows. Farmer has a couple of houses on his property that are falling down. (side note: a house mover used to own part of his land and "inventoried" buildings on the property). So I drove the four-wheeler over to "Perts" to go scrounging. I had a lot of fun (had to keep my eyes peeled for snakes!) and found some great trim...it is amazing how your eyes see new things now that I am in the trim business. I never noticed a lot of good stuff that are in those houses. They are a little scary b/c they could fall down any time...i wish we could salvage more stuff out of it before it falls. (but that's another story!)

I was quite the site going down the county road with my 1X4s. I even had to get creative and McGyver-ish to keep the boards from falling off the four-wheeler. 
Good thing I wore my trusty head scarf today! 

I also found some wire on the ground by the gate that I picked up in habit..but then I thought... Perfect! 
This can hold the other lumber in place! Just tie it to the milk crate and we are in business! 
I had somebody pass me on the road..I bet they thought I was a nut!

1 comment:

  1. Very impressive! Next thing you know, you will be hauling objects on your back while driving down the road on the four wheeler!