The wonderful hostess for this Fun Monday is Ms Cellania, aka ChrisB. Her assignment was as such:
"'Show your aprons' it can be your favourite or an unusual one or more than one. Be creative as you like; and secondly if, like me, you have lots of 'tea towels' that are brand new (or could be an old favourite) I would like to see those as well and hear the story behind the picture- was it a gift from a holiday, a present from auntie that you only use when she visits etc..........."
Okay - two more items to add to the house-warming gift list. I can't believe I don't own an apron. Tea towels? I get those $5 rags from Walmart, or use the old surgical towels Roger brings home from the OR. Snazzy, huh? Nothing worth showing you all. Dang. Another failed assignment on Tiggerlane's part. And for those of you hoping to see me nekkid - well, not gonna happen!
If I DID own an apron, it would be this one:Or maybe this one:Which would most likely lead to this one:Now, did you really think I could do a post without a house update? Of course not. Here is one of the last shots I will get with this much sun, under the house:The bracings I've explained previously...and they must work, since I haven't seen the blocks explode from the pressure of the dirt. They will leave the plastic down under the house, I was told. Next step is bracing the subfloor joists with these small pieces of wood, which I watched them meticulously cut:The boys made me VERY nervous as they put the bracings between the joists. Lots of nail guns, which make me flinch. I have a builder friend who had one of those nails shot into his leg, and every time I heard the guns go off, I imagined that one of the builders on my job was going to scream in agony.They also got the garage and patio ready for concrete. First glich in the house process has occurred, but you won't see it in this photo:The concrete company recently sold - as recently as the DAY BEFORE our concrete was to be poured. A small delay, but Jackie assured me that they had plenty of other things to do whilst they waited. And he was right...first, they finished the bracings:And the subfloor materials were ready to go...I found out that these guys not only screw the subfloor to the joists, but they also nail it down. Double security, to keep it from shifting and squeaking:Guess what is next? WALLS...real WALLS! I watched them "pop the lines" with colored-chalk-string things...but didn't get photos. I was too busy checking all the lines against the plan and making decisions about window size and placement. Another good thing about our builder? He and his crew check every board:He is sending about half of the boards back that are not up to his specifications to be used as studs. Good man!
Now get out of my house, and go check out the cool aprons!