?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

weather: partially sunny
outside: 23°C
mood: laughing
music: Placido Domingo - Carmen, Blumenlied (Bizet)

So, a little background first: we have a 4-car garage, but my car is the 5th car in the house. My car went in the outdoor car port. This wouldn't be a problem except the neighbours have a cherry tree that leans over into our car port. This would be the same physically abusive, angry, fruit spitting, bird doot flinging, son of a pit. And I cried that time we had to wash my car over and over again because the cherries just would not come off.

About a month ago, Husband Guy bought a Coolaroo gazebo/tent thing to protect the car. He finally got around to putting it together just now.

  • take all parts out of the box and lay them out on the back lawn

  • put the steel rods of the rectangle roof rim together

  • try to put together the prism part of the roof

  • fail

  • ask the Wife Girl for help

  • fix a rod that popped out

  • succeed in putting rods in place for the roof

  • fix a rod that popped out

  • tighten all joints

  • fix a rod that popped out, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot

  • put in upper leg rods in all four corners

  • fix a rod that popped out, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot

  • put in lower leg rods two at a time in the four corners

  • fix a rod that popped out, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot, fix another one that popped out in another spot, ...

  • start putting the roof canvas on anyway

  • dodge bees (somehow, the canvas has some slightly sticky stuff on it that must've smelled like something to the bees because we were flocked by half an army of drones)

  • pull canvas over frame

  • fix a rod that popped out

  • dodge bees

  • pull canvas over frame

  • fix a rod that popped out

  • dodge bees

  • tug corners in and hook into legs

  • fix a rod that popped out

  • fix a rod that popped out

  • fix a rod that popped out

  • tug last corner in and hook into the last leg

  • dodge bees

  • bees finally realize there are no flowers to hump and leave... except the one drone that either had brain damage or was in denial and kept hanging around to try to get his flower...

  • move the whole structure so that two of the legs are on the grass - two of the legs will have to be tied to cinder blocks with rope because they're on concrete

  • pound two pegs into grass holding the gazebo by ringlets in the leg... the second leg took a while because there was a big rock or something solid directly underneath. The peg still sticks about an inch out of the ground...

  • put cinder blocks on top of each

  • bring out rope to tie the other two legs to the cinder blocks

  • cut rope

  • realize neither of us were Scouts

  • send Wife Girl inside to Google for knot tying

  • Wife Girl learns to tie a Figure 8 Knot online

  • Wife Girl goes back outside and ties the two legs to the cinder blocks

  • start cleaning up and discover that Coolaroo gave us a cheap canvas golf bag

  • puzzle over golf bag

  • put everything in golf bag and take it all inside

  • decide that we deserve bubbletea tonight after dinner

=P


Comments

( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
bellacrow
Sep. 2nd, 2002 03:42 am (UTC)
You deserve bubble tea and more! dang!
bride
Sep. 2nd, 2002 11:46 am (UTC)
Heehee =) Yeah, I got my Green Apple, I'm happy =)
trigeekgirl
Sep. 2nd, 2002 10:39 am (UTC)
Bubbletea? What's that? I know what bubbles are, and I know what tea is (in fact I'm a tea addict), but I just don't see how you'd combine the two successfully.

I just googled it, and it looks like tea with jello in the bottom.

Still not seeing how you can combine the two successfully.
bride
Sep. 2nd, 2002 11:29 am (UTC)
Re:
I just googled it, and it looks like tea with jello in the bottom.

Tapioca Pearls =) It was first made in TaiChung, Taiwan. It's been a craze all over North America and Asia for about 4-5 years now =)
trigeekgirl
Sep. 2nd, 2002 11:50 am (UTC)
Ah. okay. I found a more helpful link just a second ago that explained the cooking process of the tapioca pearls and how you eat it and stuff. I don't know that I'd want my tea to be squishy, though. Maybe it's an acquired taste that I have not yet had the opportunity to acquire. :)


bride
Sep. 2nd, 2002 12:00 pm (UTC)
Re:
It's funny, people either like the tapioca or they don't. =) It's a really filling drink though.
nightshift
Sep. 2nd, 2002 11:12 am (UTC)
gazebo
A 4 car garage?! Your house must be huge!

I think gazebos are cool. Stupid side anecote for ya: My buddies and I always mispronounce the word to read like, "Gaze-Bow". This is because people always tend to gaze at or gaze out of one and because the arch at the top is curved. Hence, "Gaze-Bow" makes perfect sense to us.

Bubble tea is great. You should have it together sitting under your new Gaze-Bow admiring/laughing at your work. =D =D
bride
Sep. 2nd, 2002 11:50 am (UTC)
Re: gazebo
Re: "gaze-bow"

'bow' as in the bow of a boat? or 'bow' as in an archer's bow?

We'd been laughing all evening at it. It doesn't look too bad, it's just the process that was hilarious =D
nightshift
Sep. 2nd, 2002 03:09 pm (UTC)
Re: gazebo
"Bow" as in an archer's bow. Or as in a bo staff. Hope you're enjoying the view from your new gaze-bo. =D

Green apple is good!
bride
Sep. 2nd, 2002 04:13 pm (UTC)
Re: gazebo
A 4 car garage?! Your house must be huge!

There are 5 of us living together and at least 4 of us go in all different directions throughout the day. =)
( 10 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

eLouai
bride
The Bride of the First House

Latest Month

March 2015
S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031