|Making box frames at home|
|Each frame had to be masked inside and out.|
The next morning the glasses had become stuck and so I couldn't paint them before fitting the glass, RATS. What this meant was I had to mask each piece of glass inside and out before I could start painting. There are eight frames in total so all this masking took a long time, which I was running out of by the end of the masking phase.
Anyway to cut a long story short I eventually got all the frames painted to my satisfaction but had run out of time to finish the backs and to install whatever was going in each frame for whichever person it was intended.
I did get one finished for my brother Myles and hurriedly wrapped it before rushing off to the airport. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of that one but will take pictures of the other completed ones, which will only be completed in the middle of January when I get back.
|The morning after, RATS, stuck glass|
What really took most of my time up was making a children's play house for Jason's two little girls.
Jason helped me hugely in the last week or so but I was only given two weeks to finish it before leaving and by the time we finished work each day I was exhausted and had no interest in working afterwards. We worked until about seven each day and even Jason was worn out.
|The frame on the right had been masked and painted the way I wanted.|
What happened was I got some old pallets from Myles' factory, these had to be stripped and denailed before we could use any of the planking and they then had to be cut to the required length and width. I've taken photographs of the progress made at the end of each day.
If you scroll through the pictures really quickly you can go through two weeks work and see the progress.
My wish, or should I rather say prayer for all of you this 2018 is: May you have a blessed year. May you find courage in Christ and may this year not be an odd one but may everything instead even out just like the year number has, Geoff.
|Setting up the floor, level and in the correct place.|
|After the pallets were cut to the correct size and going up.|
|More framing and yet to place the veranda.|
|veranda in place.|
|Balustrade under construction cladding almost complete.|
|Windows fitted, sans glass. Door hung and cut to create a stable door, and balustrade in Step in and painting happening.|
|Imogen serving dad's breakfast from her new play house.|