July 25th, 2004


Sunday, July 25

Gray and rather thick out there... but there's blue sky dripping through between big puffies. :D

As usual, Saturday was all over busy... We've been sorting things out to sand and "cetol" the back deck... But actually finding a rentable deck sander (big honking upright thing) has been proving to be a trick.  We did benches and railings yesterday... Today I sand the deck surface and this afternoon???? we apply the cetol. 

Oh and I got a major hair cut...
We watched The Butterfly Effect last night... we watched the "Directors Cut" and then watched the ending of the "Theatrical" version... (does anyone know if the ending is the only difference?)  What a great movie.  Loads of great concept issues brought out and man... when he was Mr. Armless boy ... ahhhh...

~ green ftls
~ blue jeans
~ gray t...
~ it's all about the deck...
~ big honking elevendybillion pound deck sander awaits
~ a dinner party at my BIL's house for Z's birthday (last week)
~ I made a seriously kick-ass potato salad for tonight... and yes, even "potato salad" can be kick ass... so there.
~ and then? we'll see. :D
~ to send out some calm, quiet, and caring vibes to my friend lillyblossom...
~ I can find the time to catch up on wolfiegirl's radio extravaganzas... :D
~ to send a few props out to beachdog... because he's good mojo.
~ some TTB wishes for tonya who is having her baby shower today...
~ and loads of hopeful vibes for my friend sirenity... just 'cause.

:::::::::::: mere moments ago...
Ed: "Dad!! Stop calling me names!!"
"huh? Did I? What did I call you?"
"Sweet Knuckle Brain!"
"And you don't like that?"
"Of course not..."
"Oh... alright."

But nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight
You got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight

(lovers in a dangerous time)

That line speaks volumes to my heart...

Ok... I'm busy boy and I have to fly.
I hope you have a wonderful day... where ever you are. :D

Deck Sanding... 101.

(this is kind of a "before" shot) :D

Alrighti then... I can't think of a single part of my body that wont be sore tomorrow.

Today included finally locating a deck sander to rent but having to drive half way across town to get it...
... and then drive it back again when I was done.
The bleeding thing weighs ... well, actually it weighs 130 lbs... but it's an evil shape and I'm not what you'd be likely to call a heavy lifter. :D

The big deck sander, a small hand sander, and several sheets of sand paper later...
The deck is all prepped.
Here is an animated gif of the process... :D

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(and a slightly smaller version for people on the slownet.

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A word of advice... Sand Paper is easily the least expensive element in the whole affair of sanding anything big...
Use plenty... change sand paper on the sander often (kinda gives you little breaks :D).

Alas, the day ran away with itself and we've found ourselfs without any weekend left... and all the Cetol in the cans still.
I am hoping to take tomorrow afternoon off work to come home and get that part done with Suz.