Sunday, November 7
The last week I really worked like crazy. I wanted to get the firepit bench down before we had an snow. I'd come home from work, eat dinner, then go outside and work. That was pretty much my week. It was freakin cold too. I had built a fire in the pit and had it roaring every night I worked.
Last night I finished bending and attaching the boards for the seat. I had texted a picture to my parents and within 5 min, I heard 2 cars pull up. It was my brother and parents cars. They came to check it out after they got the text. They sat down for a minute and said how awesome it looked and felt. My brother had my lil 2 and 1/3 yr old nephew with him, who didn't want to explore, like he usually does. He reacted his arms to my brother to pick him up cause he was cold. I thought...hmm...it's not that bad out here. HA...when I got inside, I looked at the thermometer and read 22 degrees. 22 degrees??? I said out loud. Damn...I had no idea it was that cold. I had been working like crazy and even a little flushed from how high I had the fire going I didn't even realize.
Today I cut the excess off the seat boards. When curving them around the bench, they'd stick out farther and farther. So I cut them down with my circular saw and flush cut saw and then attached the darker Trex boards as trim. This way they'd match deck bench style. I still had some energy left, so I decided to work on the pergola that will hold the stained glass.