Friday, July 23, 2010

Kick Boards Cut And Stained

All the kick boards are cut are stained for the second time!

The chickens and Morgan are confused because I keep opening the slider and they are not getting any treats. Instead of treats they watch me use the miter saw and then hurry back in the house before the mosquitos can find me.

It is hard for me to believe I actually got this far with the project. I kept telling myself to just keep doing one more thing and I finally got everything ready to nail down tomorrow. I'm happy!

I did make a bit of a mess of the floor, but I did it with the best intentions. Since Tom's Mom fell I have been thinking a lot about the boards that go across the floor under the doors. The boards have a rounded top and I have slipped on them at least three times and almost fallen. This happens when I step on the roundy board (I think they are called transition boards) with my heel and my foot slides off and I lose my balance.

I decided to pull up the one I pass over many times a day on my way to the computer and sewing room. I'll leave the other one (it is at the top of the photo) alone for now. I cut some of the kick boards up and placed them in the space. They are the same height as the floor and don't cause a problem. I think I have some extra flooring put away, but this will do for a temporary fix. I guess I really should pull up the other board too. I really don't want to fall and break anything.

(July 23, 2009)
The duct tape makes a great chicken saddle!

[4 eggs today]



Bill said...

You're doing a great job, Callie. I'm sure the chickens love to watch you work. Not sure if they'll like the smell when you stain the boards.

diane said...

Sounds like its all coming together.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I keep meaning to say I love your "peak at the past" idea, would you be awfully offended if I copy the idea?

Gill in Canada

lisa said...

Another thing on the to do list done;)

Vicki Lane said...

Well done! Such satisfaction in doing it yourself!

LindaG said...

It's looking great! you're doing a great job! :)

Knatolee said...

I am so impressed with you! :)