Emily and I were talking about the deluxe deer stand the other day…we poured piers for the foundation, built the floor, set all of the walls and the loft and the roof…and all of that happened pretty quickly. It seems like we have been putting siding on the building since before I hit puberty though. How did we build the entire shell in what seems like less time that it is taking us to get the shell covered?!
I guess like everything, when the more detailed work gets going, things necessarily slow down. We are taking our time installing the siding so the rain will hopefully remain outside. Anyhow, we have finally finished siding 3 of the 4 walls. We’ll finish the 4th wall when we get a deck built around that back side. It’s just too high to do the peak until then.
We finally installed the final window last weekend as well. How many executive deer stands do you know of that have nice big windows? We still have one door to install (on the back where it is so high) to finish the outer shell. I’ll tell you, windows are wonderful! Emily and I looked across the hills and the windows make the deer stand just about perfect!
I know you are probably wondering about the waspers I talked about a few weeks ago. They were not kind neighbors so I bought a brand new can of wasper spray at the Piggly Wiggly (not really…it was Kroger…PW just sounds better). I emptied the entire can shooting directly up into the “nest hole” where millions and millions of waspers poured out. Of those millions, I think 7 died. The spray can said the stuff killed for 24 hours. We came back a week after spraying and the waspers were still all over their nest. I know the can wouldn’t lie so my only explanation is that those bugs are seriously tough. I am rethinking my relationship with the wasper family. I think next week, we will take them a loaf of banana bread and a nice quiche.