Today was one of the most wonderful days this spring. I got to host a tiny home enthusiasts booth at the earth fair in Balboa Park. A new friend Jen came from Utah to show us her house!
|My favorite drill!|
|The animals of tiny house #1|
|Helping hands make light work. Thanks Ellen!|
|Tiny House Enthusiasts Meet Up.|
|Animals of tiny house #2|
|April 3rd - the first night with electricity!|
|Tools on tools on tools - everything you need to put up windows trim|
|My new table saw, hanging out with my great ladder!|
|Window flashing - done.|
|I learned how to route out room for the metal around my windows! A table saw is a wonderful tool.|
|The routing in progress.|
|Thanks Felipe for putting up the front windows trim.|
|Grilling outside after a long days work.|
|April 3rd - newly trimmed window and electrical panels - utility shed getting set up soon!|
|The start of the utility shed sub floor.|
|Never forget your gloves while using your tin snips!|
|Adding flashing to the bottom of my utility shed subfloor - to keep out all rocks. Caulking to water proof.|
|Our first missile shoot! A huge success!|
|Captain showing us how comms are done!|
|Sailing through San Diego|
|Sunset over SoCal from the bridge wing - Feb 2015|
|Siding in route to the farm - very slowly...|
Mike, the Tumbleweed driver, suggested getting the porch weatherproofed first - so that was the project I tackled today!
- big brush for fast application on large surfaces
- washing deck in the morning so that the sun dried it out by afternoon
- figuring out how the well water worked and how to attach a hose to the valve.
- getting my car unpacked while the first round of stain dried
- getting 90% of the stain on the wood (10% on me...)
Not so much successes:
- going to home depot with no list
- great large paint brush too big for stain can opening
- the space under the trailer is tiny (about 2 feet), making the washing and staining process under the porch more exciting.
- Lots of drips.
- toilet, I advise having a toilet plan before you commit to an all day building project.
A shout out to my friends and family back home in Iowa. Thank you so much for all of the kind words of encouragement. No matter where the Navy takes me I will always be an Iowan!
Finally, right after the sun went down, my barn raiser pulled onto the ranch. Mike from Tumbleweed drove out from Colorado towing my trailer. It was suppose to arrive this morning but due to many crazy happenings (including a flat tire) it was a bit late.
Thank you to the San Diego Tiny House Enthusiasts for having a BBQ with my while I waiting anxiously and to Kate, Alex, and Ashley for all of the moral support!
|Finally empty apartment - good bye south park!|