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ger update and self-inflicted wounds - when you don't know what to do...
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tashabear
tashabear
ger update and self-inflicted wounds
Well, all the furring strips are drilled and ripped. Next, we stain. Hascouf (household brother and my partner in crime on the Ger Project Mark I) says that we left the decking stain we used last time on the bench in my dad's shop. It's not there anymore. That means that my dad put it in a Safe Place. I may never see it again. No real biggie; Wolfie and I can get decking stain at WalMart for $13. It's just irritating that the better part of a gallon of stain has gone poof.

The drilling and ripping went all right, except that the chuck kept coming off the drill press and I kept haveing to unscrew it from the wood. Oh, and some sawdust kicked up under my glasses and I got this lovely hunk in my eye while I was trying to rip a board. Got it out just fine, though; luckily, I'm not squeamish about sticking my finger in my eye. Contacts were a breeze.

We'll be meeting Hascouf and his fiancee Lynn at my parent's house this weekend to get my share of the canvas. We have two wall and two roof sections sewn. Somehow I have to figure out how to hang them. I think I'm going to have to pop grommets in and hang the walls that way. That's something that either I have overlooked in reading about building yurts, or the writers have neglected to mention... or they're using a method I find currently cumbersome. Decisions, decisions.



My body is a great big ball of pain right now. My left eye (not the one that got the sawdust in it) feels like it's being squeezed. My legs are all twitchy and they ache. Being out of shape and then getting back into exercise is a self-inflicted wound. My karate instructor is asking more and more of us, especially those of us in the advanced class. I'm not the only female, but I'm the highest ranking one, and Cathy has as spotty an attendance record as I had/have. I'm trying really hard to live up to the committment I made to myself to get my black belt, but some days it's harder than others. Most days. Sigh.

Wolfie thinks I'll be too sore to ride tomorrow. Hah. As if. Dunno if what my cadre told me is true, that "pain is weakness leaving the body," but I do know that I've worked through pain before and I'll do it again. It's just that after 30, I feel more entitled to whine about it. :-)

I know that if I keep this up, I'll be fine. I'll be stronger. I'll have that renewed sense of pride that comes with struggling through and overcoming the pain. It just makes me wonder what strange bruises and marks will be appearing on my body that I know are karate-related, but which I have no idea how I got. (I know that's not grammatically correct, but it's late and my head still hurts. Wahh.)

Joe-inflicted wound... though I have no idea how...

i feel: sore sore

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cellio From: cellio Date: April 30th, 2002 02:46 am (UTC) (base camp)
I think I'm going to have to pop grommets in and hang the walls that way. That's something that either I have overlooked in reading about building yurts, or the writers have neglected to mention... or they're using a method I find currently cumbersome.

I drilled holes through the ends of the rafters, threaded a rope through those holes, and hung the walls from that rope using S-hooks. Grommets every 18", if I recall correctly.

If your rafters are poles rather than boards this might not work, but in that case you could probably attach rings or hooks or something to hold a rope.

Good luck.
1 trip or shoot the rapids