Or, Pounding Shingles In.
There’s been an inflated amount of talk round these parts concerning The Ideal Gas Law, a despotic and over-compensating commissioner, and the handling of balls.
And though we vacillate between disgust and delirium, we’ve kept our game-face on as we huddle up at The ol’ Hatch Mill.
Our work has taken us to the 2-minute warning and we are under a legal amount of pressure to finish up our part of the job within the next month. All the framing is done. Now we’re on to Cincinnati as well as shingling, putting in new window frames and sashes, and trimming the box-mill out.
As is our want, we strap the roof before shingling. This allows for air flow beneath the red cedar and makes for a longer life.
It also sends us on a trippy 70’s flashback!
Meanwhile, round the gable, MLB and Justin (wearing his 4-game suspenders) gauge rakes, soffits, and returns.
This led to some sweet, sweet mitering by Dorito Dink:
Once boxed in, the trim will discourage pigeons, not to mention Ravens and Colts.
Kevin installed some hand-planed window frames. MLB custom-made them–he is a very good Kraftsman.
Unlike erroneous Twitter reports, they were on the level.
And Greg put finishing touches on the copper sheathing for the cricket–a small framed structure between the gable wall of the box-mill and the roof of the saw-mill.
We are happy to report that Greg does fantastic work.
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John Tinker, a seasoned veteran, took a well-deserved break at halftime-
Later, Jim rolled by at the end of the 3rd quarter. He’s been doing the heavy lifting over at the new dam.
The kids were in attendance by the cheap seats on the dam the other day-
We even got a little primer and paint on the trim before the weather turned-
And using cut nails-
-pounded shingles in on the rear wall of the box-mill.
All at once, the sky turned a Patriot blue:
We’ll all be happy when this overblown hullabaloo blows over.
In the meantime, if you’re feeling too much pressure–
Stick a needle in it.
*this post contains a number of references to American football and a controversy over an iconic player–Tom Brady–and balls which were supposedly deflated below a legal limit . It’s known as Deflategate. Most of us understand how absurd this is, but it hasn’t stopped us from making sophomoric jokes about balls.