This got more complicated than it was supposed to.

I don’t even know why. After four solid hours in the sun (and my first sunburned neck of the season, yay,) this is as far as I’ve gotten.

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I only need to finish the roof today. That was the – I thought rather modest – goal I set for myself. But by noon I was staggering around, mismeasuring stuff, teetering on the ladder…

And I managed to put the poles in just wrong enough to really complicate the roofing situation. Eight feet long, no problem. Eight feet two inches long, major problem. So now I have to finagle everything. It was supposed to be so simple.

Lunch. The old man needs lunch.

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4 Responses to This got more complicated than it was supposed to.

  1. Ben says:

    Do you have a cable hoist? Each pole will easily bend in enough to make things fit.

  2. Judy says:

    Tie a rope around the top of the post and cinch up the top. Yah, I know, it’s still out of square at the bottom.

  3. coloradohermit says:

    Don’t get yourself dehydrated!

  4. MJR says:

    Once again we see that no plan survives contact with the implementation phase.

To the stake with the heretic!