- We put a plastic drop cloth on the north side because the crooked little carport made a wonderful wind tunnel (I'm being facetious)...it was tacky, but functional.
- My job throughout the project was to mark where the studs were to be nailed in. Usually you mark the bottom sill every 16". Then lay the top plate next to bottom sill and transfer markings. Nooooooo. That would be too easy. Instead we're talking about an angled top plate and straight/flat bottom sill.
- And it would have been way too easy to have the same 15 degree angle on the back as the front facade. Nothing easy for us! Let's go for a 10 degree angle. woohoo. *shaking my head and sighing*
- We finally figured out how to mark the left side top plate via trial and error because DIY network does not have a project like this on its site. Neither does Bob Vila. They're too smart to attempt it.
- In the afternoon, beginning at the back center, we marked the stud placement using the same formula as the back left side. Guess what? After cutting the same stud 7 times -- count with me 1, 2, 3...7 -- we found out the right side was a 12 degree angle instead of 10.
- Did we pray for patience and totally forget?
- Anyway, that's why I put a couple of unrelated happy photos in the collage...because we were not relatively happy during today's process.
- One wall to finish and only one day left to work on it.
I think some Roasted Garlic Tomato soup sounds good tonight. This Talavera Soup Tureen will keep it nice and hot. Yum!