piranha: cartoon me hammering nail into board (construction)
tachycardia attack. 11 weeks since the last one, which is a slight improvement over the previous ones in 2013. but it's lasting and lasting (14 hours and going). *sigh*. and i was so looking forward to maybe finishing my weight bench today.

this is how far i got yesterday; the basic structure is built:

2x4 structure of weight bench
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caught up on some sleep. switched from reading "song of ice and fire" to "dexter". which is very different from the TV show.

shuffled things around in the car port so i have room to build my weight bench. carted some boxes from the living room into the car port (books, which i should be selling). lugged the lumber for the bench from the truck to the car port (no, the truck is not parked in it; it's more of a storage port, really).

cut the parts for the weight bench.

cut some fire wood while i was at it. we're having a bit of a cold spell.
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we have a new door! the landlord knew of this place in coombs that has recycled building supplies (sort of like the local restore, which is a habitat for humanity project). ha! this place, demxx deconstruction is several orders of magnitude better than the restore; it's huge. i'm going back just for ideas and to take pictures of textures. they had quite a number of patio doors in our size, handedness, and even colour, and we picked a double-pane one. C$45 + tax. replacing the glass in the door would cost C$135 for a single pane alone. this way we figure the landlord gets two shots with the mower before having to buy another replacement.

and of course being in coombs meant that i could get drop. DROP! (licorice for you non-dutchies.) the wooden shoe has moved to the pine tree centre. i get homesick every time i walk in there; they have so much yummy dutchness like herring and gember koek (ginger cake), complete with all the tack too, like klompen (the ubiquitous wooden shoes) and every kind of delft blue tchotchke.

then we went to rathtrevor provincial park and walked in the water and through the douglas-fir forest adjoining the beach area. (link is for self to remember how to get a longer walk out of this trip, no pictures there.) if you want pictures, here's everybody's flickr images tagged with "rathtrevor" -- there are some really spiffy ones, better than mine -- and hey, already uploaded, which mine aren't.

on the way home we went to qualicum beach for dinner; stopped at a new hole-in-the-wall thai place (bangkok thai -- very original name), where the food hit the hungry spot, but was unfortunately nothing to write about.

and now to get out of these wet shoes and socks.
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mostly made a decision as to how i want to do it.

click for the big picture )
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for a while i've been sleeping in the living room on the futon couch, but the warmer it gets, the less i like that. i also no longer want to sleep on a thermarest on the floor in my room; i'd like a more comfortable bed. so. i am going to build a loft bed. i've mostly designed the bed itself, but i am not entirely sure where to put it, and that will affect its size.

possibilities )


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