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Yoga Korunta

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One learns, as nothing endures but change.

06 November 2005

More Cabin Construction

Work is continuing on the cabin. Yesterday we fastened the gypsum wallboard, (drywall), to the hickory studs with ringed nails. The walls had been insulated and were ready to be covered. One would normally use screws, but as this was locally harvested free lumber, we used nails which works in hardwood. Pine, which is soft, is the usual choice for studs and joists. In less than six hours the 12' x 16' room was ready for the drywall joints to be taped.

Yesterday the weather was beautiful and seemed to bring out the ladybugs and wasps. The ladybugs are cute though mildly annoying, rather like the owners' three year old daughter who was constantly in the way as we worked. Otherwise she is absolutely adorable! We fear she may be hurt by being too close to sharp tools or falling lumber. The wasps were slow enough that they were easily swatted and did not sting anyone. The sky was clear last night but today it was windy and we had rain. A tornado was spotted nearby, but we had no weather trouble.


Blogger soapbox.SUPERSTAR said...

With the cabin are you required to get rough-in inspections prior to putting up the gypboard?

Here is a joke for you since you had the pleasure of working with a little girl:

This is truly a heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little girl and some construction workers. This makes you want to believe in the goodness of people and that there is hope for the human race.

A young family moved into a house next door to a vacant lot. One day a construction crew turned up to start building a house on the empty lot. The young family's 5-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and started talking with the workers. She hung around and eventually the construction crew, all of them gems-in-the-rough, more or less adopted her as a kind of project mascot.

They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important. At the end of the first week they even presented her with a pay envelope containing five dollars.

The little girl took this home to her mother who said all the appropriate words of admiration and suggested that they take the money she had received to the bank the next day to start a savings account. When they got to the bank the teller was equally impressed with the story and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay check at such a young age.

The little girl proudly replied, "I worked all last week with a crew building a house."

"My goodness gracious," said the teller, "and will you be working on the house again this week, too?"

The little girl replied, "I will if those useless bastards at the lumber yard ever bring us the fucking drywall."

HAHA I love it~ Have a great day!!!

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Misty, why do I get the idea you were that little girl!?!

Blogger soapbox.SUPERSTAR said...

But it totally fit, huh??

Blogger a rose is a rose said...

are we going to see PICTURES of this cabin dear yoga?

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

The owner has been keeping progress pictures, though I have none yet. Perhaps the next time I go I will shoot some, though it won't be this coming weekend. If only the deer would join us for rustic effect!

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Misty, there won't be any building inspectors. You'll enjoy the next Construction post!

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