said the pallet was okay for now, but we may be able to level it a bit more. I have the trench going under it to the side of the building so that water won't stop and pool around the pallet in the winter, which he liked.
Puttied nail/screw ends in exterior door frame. fitzw
refastened part of the garage door frame, did some scraping, set up a ladder for me, and caulked the one studio window that didn't come with draft-stopper gasket and stuck the gasket cord in. Then he went back to work inside (got a long conference call when he stepped in and couldn't come back for a while).
I did more scraping of the frame and the garage door itself, then got down to the business of priming. It's all we'll have time for before winter, but the wood definitely will appreciate the protection. Scott showed up and did some work on putting up gutters and reinstalled the end post for the fence -- he'd had to take it out during construction because it was too close to the building.
Garage door is almost finished, just four more panes to go. It was getting too cold to paint, so I cleaned up and then brought the blackened containers inside, as they were done curing and airing out.
Did some correspondence online, and had some fun searching for table looms and rovings. Got a call from Una that she wasn't going to be able to get to the business meeting, so she was emailing me the autocrat notes for NS/BB (Novice Schola/Baronial Birthday).
We went to Dave's Soda and Pet Food City before the meeting, and got 3+ flats of cat food. Then off to the meeting! Returned lady_jade_01
's cane, which she'd left in the minivan after Fiber Twist. Meeting went very well, much accomplished, including agreement that Bergental and Quintavia will be working on Boredom War again in 2007, with Bergental playing the host this time (Quintavians Susana D and Teresa G were here this month). Also, we now have a Deputy Herald, Derrick -- etainmbw
's brother. I'll be working on designing some embroidery patterns of the barony's orders, which etainmbw
is especially looking forward to, as is her mom, Patricia.
Some of us mosied out to the parking lot -- we needed to hand off some wood to lady_jade_01
to take to GW for making kittenpult kits. Derrick was chatting with fitzw
during the exchange and afterward, and etainmbw
and Patricia and I were chatting about resumes, jobs, and preparing for the future. Then etainmbw
mentioned that Derrick had to get up early for work, so it was time to break up and go home.
It was pretty late, but fitzw
very kindly worked on my neck, shoulders, upper back and piriformis. We spent a little more time on the internet (I sent off a report on NS/BB to the autocrats, Fiona and Una), then off to bed. I was really beat, or I would have posted all this last night. I guess fitzw
was too, because we both slept in late this morning. Of course, a little of that might have had to do with being woken up at some ungodly hour by Roz howling -- she'd fallen asleep in the office cat bed, and I think she was disconcerted waking up to find her humans weren't in the room.
So here we are, madly catching up on the day. I put in a load of laundry shortly after 10am, so it should be ready for the dryer now. It still isn't warm enough outside to paint. fitzw
says he'll finish it up if it hasn't warmed up in time for me to do it before work. Time for a quick breakfast, and then...
We're Off To Vote!