yep august already and i feel like almost nothing to show for it!!!
to be fair - i worked a lot this spring-summer and k has already posted about the garden etc, but aside from cleaning up the yard some - it was like - whoops - aug already?? time really does fly when you have a lot of balls in the air!!
work was good though, i developed a lot of code for Lobster R Us and provided a more accurate inventory than ever. so nothing new there..
anyway, much to k's chagrin, i started back at the basement AGAIN - she is always wondering why i need to re-do the basement./...
uh need she ask??
to be fair - i just chucked stuff in there all spring summer, but it has NEVER been functional - as a man-cave i get a 12 x 14 wet leaky gravel bottomed POS to work in... this fall we have plans for an addition and some of the work will require finesse - not ed-type finesse mind you but above jambaloney-style bang it up ...anyway - have a gander!!!
the real culprit is our old kitchen vanity as workbench - it is junky, awkward and also a trap moisture - the whole basement is one big drain so having this up against the wall is hell to everything in it. the top is an old solid-core door....
so the first thing i need to do to was to FINALLY make a "this is the last time baby" workroom is to replace the bottom of the workbench. true jambaloney style - use reclaimed wood - i have some GREAT old dimensional 2x2s and 4x4s i got in the garbage (i had to cheat there is one new 2x4 left from the shed) you can see a bit of the 12" compound mitre i got on sale last year bottom right..
i love that saw - 20 mins i got this:
i really do have all the tools i need now - only real addition would be a table saw - but i figure i can make jigs to use with my circular saws. one thing i have invested heavily in is ryobi 18v one plus tools - the li-ion batteries are great and fit all - in the process i have two drills - the one on the right i use most of the time, but the auto-shift on the left has a bit more juice - good for the large screws for this project...
here is a great tip - when screwing stuff together, cinder blocks at right angles will provide a GREAT temporary jig to line stuff up to before assembly:
these are two ends
gordies-boardies bottom shelves in minutes ( i can cut 3 at a time)
omg can we move this along???!!!
and here the bottom is in place..
hey it is aug 9 and i have not been fishing since july 16 - i am going!! (truth be told - too dry for trout, but there was rain the day before) - nice evening for it!!
real nice walk!!
going to the creek mouths - only place i will get trout tonight...
water was up a bit - good sign!
here we are - i always love it here - canoe and fishing, i am not so worried about feeding us when i feel this way - it is really low-tech!!
i REALLY love my canoe, only kymber beats it - LOL!!!
coming home the sun looks great!!
good haul - 5 trout for pp and sweet sandy and a large white perch - they are a later season species but taste great!!!
sun really setting..
and last night i met my friend d for mackerel fishing at gabarus - he has a sweet spot on the rocks...
fishing was GOOD!!!! note the water bottle, it is a 16-ounce water bottle - then note the 20 mackerel- these are gonna yield a LOT of smoked mackerel!!!
i will keep you up-to date on the basement - i have a final layout that makes the MOST out of a small, sh*tty basement underway - i have a few decent tips to offer...
anyway happy mid-aug everyone!!!