Tuesday, November 10, 2009



Mini-deck framework
So, I decided this autumn to get some of the projects done around the house. I've got Speedy at Bessie's Puppy Love Daycare during the day, so neither he nor Lloyd will be bothered by the noise/mess. I started with the plumbing. This week, Handyman Matters is building a deck just barely big enough for a chair or maybe two. Mostly though, it is because I'm tired of having to go up and down the ten inch steps to get in and out of the patio door.

Naturally, although the weather had been really nice last week, yesterday it rained like crazy all morning. Fortunately, I had cleared out the garage so that Ed was able to put the framework together out of the rain. Today he is putting on the floor and the lattice-work to keep critters out from under and Speedy from jumping out into the lawn instead of the patio.

Ed is almost finished.

The word of the day for November 10, 2009 is "construction" — Pronunciation: \kən-ˈstrək-shən\
Function: noun
Date: 14th century
1 : the act or result of
construing, interpreting, or explaining. 2 a : the process, art, or manner of constructing constructing something; also : a thing constructed constructed. b : the construction industry [working in construction]. 3 : the arrangement and connection of words or groups of words in a sentence : syntactical arrangement. 4 : a sculpture that is put together out of separate pieces of often disparate materials.

Our quote for the day is from Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822–1885):

I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effectual as their strict construction.