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building the palace… (part 004)

so today i was feelin’ a bit destructive…

today i pulled out the excess rafter pieces and finished putting the bed platform together…:

which opened up the space rather dramatically:

this is what you see standing in the french doors:

and what you see from above looking at the french doors:

. . . → Read More: building the palace… (part 004)

building the palace… (part 003)

so today was all about structure… 🙂

i put in the two “center of the room” vertical supports and the bed hangars and bed decking in.

this is one of the vertical support beams that captures the rafters. (the right side rafters are going to be removed later so i can vault the ceilings):

. . . → Read More: building the palace… (part 003)

building the palace… (part 002)

so this morning, i checked on the hornet nest of doom. still appears to be dead. (good thing that) then bryan and i had to redesign the battery box for the fleet jewelers castle, as the plan i had didn’t survive contact with the enemy… (the batteries were too tall for the space we need . . . → Read More: building the palace… (part 002)

Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Battery Relocation

so when i was first asked to look at caris’ castle, i followed him for several miles over a bumpy road, and realized that the entire thing was yawing quite badly whenever the suspension compressed.

this would make railroad tracks an adventure, and was quite dangerous.

the culprit?

about 500 lbs of batteries (for the . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Battery Relocation

building the palace … (part 001)

so today i finally got some time to get some work done… we start with shanghai’ing some help to tow my trailer, loaded with doors and windows, home from the bonney lake lowes… (i didn’t have the van with me, having dropped the girl off at the airport earlier in the day):

after a . . . → Read More: building the palace … (part 001)

fdr, churchill, and sippy cups.

FDR: Oh, I’m sorry, was wiping out our entire Pacific fleet supposed to intimidate us? We have nothing to fear but fear itself, and right now we’re coming to kick your ass with brand new destroyers riveted by waitresses. How’s that going to feel?

CHURCHILL: Yeah, you keep bombing us. We’ll be in the pub, . . . → Read More: fdr, churchill, and sippy cups.

retroactive illegal alien

The Honorable Paul S. Sarbanes 309 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC, 20510

Dear Senator Sarbanes,

As a native Marylander and excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Immigration and Naturalization Service in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal . . . → Read More: retroactive illegal alien

go lemmings go! (fell for the onion did you?)

so this is a link to a blogger getting totally outraged about an article at the onion, and treating it like it’s real. graphic and disturbing image as a header: http://marchtogether.blogspot.com/2006/07/murder-without-conscience.html

the comment section was awesome, but it appears they removed it 🙁 *snicker*


don’t hassle the hoff…

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3382491587979249836 — end of line —


Geoffrey MacLean

it is with heavy heart indeed that i pass on the news of the passing of jeff wilson / geoffrey maclean, as he has fallen in battle against the dread cancer.

Geoffrey MacLean OP Rank 1299

Highest Current Award: Goutte de Sang Current/Last Known Branch: Lions Gate Also lived in: Adiantum, Angels (Caid), Blatha . . . → Read More: Geoffrey MacLean

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