Saturday, April 7, 2012

Saturday April 7, 2012-Caddo Lake NWR

This morning, we went to work around 10 and by the early afternoon, the kiosk was FINISHED!! You have been hearing me talk about working on it, so here it is:

The plan is to put some peg board or glass enclosed displays that may house both notices and the sign-up sheets for the equestrian trails. There is also a plan to add a bench that is under the overhang for people to sit or to take shelter from bad weather.

Here are Todd and I, tired, but feeling good about our project. Todd worked much harder that I did, but he is the experienced carpenter and I was just his helper. I did take part in the construction, cutting boards, nailing, fitting etc. and I learned a lot about carpentry. The A frames conceal large braces that made the structure much more stable. We covered them with cedar, as well as the feet under the walls just to make it look more "finished". We are very proud of our work.

Here are Todd and Sue, our friends that you've heard so much about. They will be returning home to Michigan a couple of days before we leave. We hope to return here again when they are here.

After finishing up the work on the kiosk, we put away all the tools and the excess lumber and cleaned up around the new structure, put the trailer away and parked the service truck inside the shop, so we in fact done!

We came home and rested for a couple of hours and then went to Marshall to The Jalapeno Tree restaurant where we bought Todd and Sue's supper as a send-off present. The meal was good and we all had a good time.

So long.

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