Carry a Big Stick!

Sheba is in the wood hauling business.

Sheba is in the wood hauling business.

I’m still waiting for the weather to warm up enough so I can work on my Casita projects.  Right now it’s still too cool for the adhesives to set properly.  It’s supposed to warm up this weekend, though.

Sheba's toy box

Sheba’s toy box

In the meantime, Sheba is the only one who is enjoying the outdoors.  She has gathered an impressive pile of country-style toys, proudly displayed in the yard, which she apparently considers her own personal toy box.  🙂

Even though we live in the woods, her junk piles have become a little too much for us to ignore.  Hope she’s not too upset when we clean up the mess!

Nah.  She’ll probably just thoroughly enjoy having a new project.

“Betcha wish you had it!”

"You gotta protect your important stuff."

“You gotta guard your important stuff.”

Casita Projects and Toys

New support for glass table top

I finally finished the support for the glass table top.  The table was pretty sturdy, but when we would lean against the side of the glass top, it would tip.

I would have liked to build a 3 pronged support to match the 3 sides of the base.  But I’m not skilled enough with woodwork to manage that.  So I made a simple cross piece that is screwed into the round metal piece below.

It works!  The table top doesn’t tip even if I lean against it.

I will keep my eyes out for a metal 3 pronged support to replace it with someday, but for now, this will do.

Stove cover freshly painted. It will get one more coat to make it uniformly shiny -- I hope!

I also got the stove top repainted.  I used Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy paint.  I prefer working with regular Rustoleum because the epoxy is thicker and a little harder for me to get uniformly smooth.  But at least it looks clean and fresh now.

My FireDancer propane campfire arrived yesterday.  I haven’t lit it yet, but I really like the look and feel.  It’s sturdy and feels like a quality product.

My only beef with it is that the photos showed the ceramic logs extending to the metal edge of the unit.  The logs that I received, however, look like they were made for a smaller unit, and are 1″ short of the sides all the way around.

I love the Fire Dancer propane campfire, but am disappointed that the logs don't fit the base better.

I have written to the company I bought it from to see if I was inadvertently shipped the wrong size logs.

Finally, I received my patio mat today.  I really like it!  It’s acrylic and is definitely not something you would want in your house.  But to put in mud or sand in front of the Casita’s door, I think it will be perfect.  It looks like it will just hose clean when it’s time to pack up and go.

The reversible patio mat. I like it!

The other side of the patio mat

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