Liz has continued the bonding sessions with them, but has slowly progressed to where she’s no longer sitting and monitoring them both. The two have been in the same space for a few hours at a stretch, and Liz felt it was time for them to be around one another, 100%.
Putting plywood up means we won’t have as much air going into the basement. And also allows for certain four-legged friends to be near the space, without fear that they might tumble down into the basement.
Not a very sexy project. But a small step towards making the first floor a little more normal.
Today, both Liz and I had our separate projects, with both of us working with long lengths of boards.
I’ve been out the last few nights after work, trying to lay down a few deck boards before the light disappears. It’s been a bit slow going, as I’m fitting one piece… and then measuring the next, and then cutting the length I need.
“We’ve got old news
Wrapped up in old blues
We can’t afford to call
No, we don’t know where we are”
Every year, I’m reminded of the changing of the seasons when I see the leaves change on my neighbor’s tree. The transition is a striking one – leaves shifting from green to red, a slow announcement that Fall is arriving.
With the hinged cellar door installed, it’s time to put decking down. This was my first attempt, and I was trying to ensure that I didn’t end a board right where the seam would be for the hinged door.
After our trip to Scotland, and our discovery of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Edinburgh, Liz and I have become enamored with the Society’s cask strength bottles.
Ready for the install. The two supports from yesterday are near the front, where the hinged door/floor will rest. We also put two small plywood spacers along the side, to ensure there’s a small gap between the door and the existing deck.
Continuing work on making the hinged cellar door. I made a small jig, based on the shape of the hinges… and Bob cut the profiles into the deck itself.
We didn’t realize that this was a paired tasting. With us on Keto, Liz and I mostly picked at the cheese and meats and nuts. It was hard to turn away the chocolate.
L to R: Glenrothes 18, Whisky Maker’s Cut, Glenrothes 25.
“No, this year I want to call
myself to task for what
I have done and not done
for peace. How much have
I dared in opposition?”
This is going to actually be a fairly busy week for us (socially, as well as whisky-wise). Think of this as a little bit of a pre-game night, before some big events.
“Well, if heaven is a hotel with no checkout time
And hell is just a motel with smoking rooms
Can I get an estimation when to book my destination?”
Bob has a neat idea for us to add space to the deck, while also providing us access to the basement. Instead of cellar doors, we’re going to have a moveable part of the deck that we can lift/lower as needed.