These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Am I a genius, or what?

Oh boy, oh boy oh boy!!! I bought the lumber and hardware to build the gates for the deck!

Does anyone want to come show me how to hold a hammer? LOL! No of course, I can do that much. I'll let ya know how this project goes, as long as it isn't TOO embarrassing!

I'm actually pretty psyched about it! After I talked to my adviser, I drew up the plans myself, figured all the footage of lumber well enough to know I needed two 12 foot 2x4s, not three 8 foot ones. I decided about hardware to do what I want it to do, and I'm convinced I'm just dang nearly a genius! I'll let ya know later if that is right!

BTW, if you have an opinion different from the subject line, keep it to yourself, OK? ;D


  1. You go girl, and I want to see the pics. I know you can do this!!!!

  2. I think so, too, Ruth, but I'm quite nervous about it. For someone who has constructed things before, it would be an easy-peasy job. For me? BIG!!! SCARY!!!!

  3. Hi Lyn,
    It's sounds like you are off to a good start and I have all of my confidence in you! Good luck to you!
    Love Di ♥

  4. Diana, keep thinking positively! I need all the positivity I can get!

  5. You certainly have my respect!! Go girl!

    Hey, I have the cyclopedia of hardware. Let me know if you need me to look anything up for you.

    Mary (ox)

  6. Ha ha ha!! Mary, I made some cracks about that encyclopedia, didn't I? Now I' just may be calling on you!!

  7. Gosh Lyn, my thermostat stays on 73, 24/7.

  8. LOL! Moni, that's why you live where you do, and I live where I do!!


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