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  •  doing nothing can be good! (13+ / 0-)

    Like waiting for the cricket to chirp.  
    nothing....... nothing...... nothing.......
    Chirp!   Data!!!! Woo!
    Now we are working!

    •  Exactamente! nt (1+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, Desert Scientist

      Time slows down and space curves. A while back a tree fell on my sauna. For a long time nothing happened. Its portion of space began to develop curves following the distribution of forces in the gravitational loading of the big old poplars impact, but that was about it.

      This tiny house was nothing special. It was just sitting there doing nothing with its door knocked off and its window knocked out, positioned in the tree line just across the creek that used to be the center of a road north of my south field where the deer like to stage their raids on my gardens and orchards.

      Every morning when I went out my front door there it was, just sitting there patiently doing nothing but waiting to be fixed and being scouted out by my critters as a new base of operations. There was a sort of tension to it.

      Located on what used to be the old Union road that once passed by the barn headed uphill by the house with teams of oxen pulling lime casks up over the mountain its an artifact of an earlier time when the region was settled by Finns handy with tools. The sauna is an intermediate structure about 50 feet south west of the house and 75 feet south east of the barn.

      I decided to replace the caved in roof with a green standing seam metal roof to match the barn, and the front door and window destroyed by the tree with an out swinging pair of 15 light patio doors to let the north light in for painting and offer a view of the place.

      The framing was a little difficult because the tree had squashed but not quite shattered everything in the roof so I had to jack up the rafters pull and replace the ridge beam and then replace the broken planking.

      After sawzalling out the broken parts of the walls, and pulling the nails from the shingles and boards it was possible to repurposed them and the old studs in the new configuration.

      The pickup and some mooring ropes and cables were up to pulling  the cement piers plumb and I spliced in a bit of old barn beam to patch the saunas sill where it was damaged.

      I thought I might put a 12 x 12 southern yellow pine on pressure treated fir deck north of the sauna but then I wondered if it might not be more fun to construct a float on the pond to its southwest up where the old dirt road reaches the mountains shoulder and screened from it by a bunch of bullrushes using four of those blue oil drum sized antifreeze barrels for floats.

      So far nothing has happened with that; certainly no work.

      Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

      by rktect on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 09:22:45 PM PDT

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