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A section of the on-going roofing projects.
I've got ONE word for you ... "Metal
In my youth, I bought into the framing,
plywood, asphalt roofing lifestyle. Now - in my advanced state
of maturity ... I've learned that asphalt roofing products are
designed for one purpose only ... to perpetuate the roofing industry
of framing, plywood, asphalt materials, and labor. They crack,
they shrink, they leak, they rot. No matter how they are applied
or maintained. This is my 26th year in this shop. I built most
of it - have replaced much of it - some twice. I now replace
with metal roofing ... One time - done. Learn from it. ;?)
In my on-going quest to be THE airgunsmith
with THE most extensive Topiary Gardens in the free world ...
I present ...
Yes ... I did it myself. And I'm quite
prou.... what..... ? What do you mean ... ? What IS it? .... Well,
anyone can see that it's a duck! Here ...
Can you see it now? I feel I captured
What...? Still ... can't .....
Oh wait ... maybe that's the Panda
this stuff takes time to develop ...
can't just hack at it ya know!
The guy that's coming to haul away
the truckloads of shop maintenance cut-offs and such, will be
hauling off tons of this stuff too. The shrubs are approx. 111
years old. I've trimmed, thinned, cut back, pruned the things
for 26 years ... but they've gotten absurd. Most were 12' balls
of dense foliage. No more. Cut back. They live of die - we've
been their captive long enough. ;?)
No - it's not a hedge. That's a wind
row of trimmings about 3-4 feet high and 60-70 feet long. Goes
out to the railing and then heads down the hill.
I guess some of this maintenance cycle
will have to be written off as vacation time (since I've enjoyed
it sooooo much ;?) I try to work it out efficiently - utilize
the labor and tools to best advantage. Hey - aren't you glad
I'm not chipping all of this stuff myself?
OK... let's wrap this up and fire up
the bluing tanks in a few days. Bob's Hauling comes next Wed.
Let's toss the roofing stuff into the framing material pile. The
bluing shed is weather tight and the lights are on. I can hook
up the tanks at night if needed...
More later ...