Rodney’s Retreat grows with the help of some new friends, but not the usual players.
Crazy part is, we are building it as fast as a crew paid 8 hours a day and we are only working 4 hours a day.
Last image on this blog will show you the final progress as we completed a few days of on the job training for Michelle as we manifested the skeleton on which the skins will go to create Rodney’s Retreat. Life is good and the time goes fast when you are having this much fun and getting work done at the same time.
Check out how good Michelle is doing as we brave the cold weather and work through the cold spell… Heh heh.
Hi Everybody! Michelle Ashley here, aka, “The Blonde!”
Just so those in need of a little relaxation can do so, this post was clearly in fun, and not intended to exclude anyone. Of course brunettes can learn to build! And redheads, bald heads and grey beards. I am passionate about demonstrating that just about ANYONE can learn to salvage and to build a tiny house, not just you big, tough, experienced guys! And the seriousness of saving our heritage and not over-stuffing our landfills with amazing trees, hardware, windows, etc., does not preclude enjoying life while you do it. YES, I feel the freedom to express my silly side, as I’m fully aware of the fact it in no way threatens or diminishes my intellect or my nerdy side. Yay me! How tragic it would be if those things were actually defined by someone’s hair color; now THAT would be silly! Ha! As to those who raised safety concerns: 1. My hair is never in reach of the saw. 2. If you pay close attention to the pics, you’ll see that the saw blade is not running in any of them. 3. Might be difficult to see from your angle, but trust me, my fingers are nowhere near the “red zone” area of the blade, especially when I started cutting. So, to quote the indomitable Bart Simpson, “Don’t have a cow, man!!” I think I get to learn how to do rafters today. Can’t wait!
That was Saturday, and we did not get much more done that day, but in the evening we went back to work. Then again Sunday for a few hours until after dark again, and Monday evening until after dark as well.