Friday, June 27, 2014

Gearing Up

Now that I am home from my tour on the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route, it is time to resume working on the JayBee again. How is it possible that I have not really worked on it for almost two years? And even what I did in 2012 was pretty minimal.

I have been very lucky that the tarps have held up well and the JayBee has stayed dry inside. It is hard to pick up momentum on this project...and sometimes momentum is everything.

First, I had to open up the side tarps...

...then set up some makeshift ramps, so I could move the big saws outside...

...with some sun shades...

Now the inside has a little bit of maneuvering room.

We had so much rain, I couldn't face trying to work on the JayBee's roof rafters just yet. So, I began by sanding and refinishing the deck pieces. This project may seem unrelated to the JayBee, but it is actually very related. These deck sections will become the JayBee's deck--when they are eventually placed along the JayBee's south side.

The cats are glad I am home. We have resumed family walks--even in the rain.

And the river is in summer mode.

I hear loons and bald eagles calling on a regular basis. I also hear sturgeon jumping, even if I have yet to see one jump. (Check out this video of jumping sturgeon--shot in Augusta.)

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