Sunday November 7th, 2004|
Honey-do's; Riveted First Tank Rib
Yes, it's been quite a while since I've updated the website...that's because it's been quite a while since I've been able to work on the project. Real life has been getting in the way. First of all, after Jaime and I had no luck getting people to come out and install a couple of french doors in the house, we decided to do it ourselves. I think the outcome was ok. The most difficult part was building the transom that's above the doors. This will all get painted sometime later this week. Why document it here? 'Cause in the future I want this as a reminder of why I didn't do anything on the project for a couple of weeks.
Then we went on a camping trip this weekend with our friends Michael and Jordan. Yes, that's their names. Yes, they've heard all the jokes.
We went up to Brasstown Bald, which is the highest point in Georgia (I think it's around 4500 ft or something like that...yes...Georgians are officially flatlanders).
Then I got Jaime to come out and help me start riveting the ribs on the tanks. Here is the right tank after I got everything ready to start riveting.
Here I am smearing on a little tank sealant (aka Pro-Seal). We got (count 'em) one rib riveted. These things are nasty. They really test a builder's resolve to finish his or her project...gotta keep my eye on the prize and keep going though...
Hopefully things are starting to really calm down now so I'll be able to get a lot more done in the next few weeks.