How's that isolation working out for you?
It's made almost no difference to us. Chris hasn't left the block in weeks
anyway, I did last month but only to buy building materials, so I haven't needed
to go out for some time now given that the gallery where I volunteer is closed.
Also, for a couple of years now we've made a deliberate effort to reduce our
dependence on "the system". Not that we're even close to being independent
and probably never will be, but we're a lot closer to that state than most people.
I'm just getting the things done, which is good.
Till next time then, and remember,
Don't Dream it, Be it!
Mon 20 Apr 2020
The new wall is finished, time to start fitting out the inside. I want to turn
the previously chaotic pile of crap into an organized pile of crap.
To do this I need shelves, and plenty of them.
Tue 21 Apr 2020
As you may remember I put more sump oil around the base of the wall's posts.
The new bottom shelf will cover that up but I want to be able to inspect the
post base in future so I make an inspection hatch.
Wed 22 Apr 2020
This section of the shelving is pretty much finished. I will leave the center
"bay" clear to be a small bench area for battery charging, sorting
junk etc. So I jury rig a light in that position.
Sun 26 Apr 2020
The shelving is all done now and I've started moving junk from the workshop.
Some day I'll pull boxes out one at a time and see what's inside them, then
try to get the content organized. But for now at least a heck of a lot of stuff
has moved off the workshop floor.
This area is L-shaped and here we see the view looking the other way. The space
where I am currently storing some ply sheets will soon become a proper storage
rack for ply and steel.
And speaking of steel. In return for helping a friend clean up her back yard
I got most of the steel she had lying around.
This is the main reason I need to make a storage rack. So I'll probably need
to use half the steel I got to make a storage rack for it .
Sat 2 May 2020
I told you I would make holes for the generator exhausts and I am a man of
You may have noticed four bar stools on the top shelf in one of the photos
above. I have no use for bar stools and do have several wheels that I also have
no use for.
Hmmm, I wonder.
Yep, I think I'll make four of these and place them around the fire up at the
"guest quarters". They won't like being out in the weather so I will
also need to make some form of storage for them out there as well, maybe some
44-gallon drums cut in half or something.
The next project is to make some wicking beds, I'll start by cutting in half
the two IBCs we have no further use for.
Some of the steel I got the other day is very long, 6 or so meters in length.
That needs to be stored as well and I have a good idea that can be done in just
an hour or so that will get these lengths off the ground. With just three cross
members in the unused space at the top of the wood shed I have some brand new
You wouldn't think that I'd cleared a lot of stuff from the workshop floor
eh? It's still something of a shitheap in here, but I'll get there one day.
Sun 3 May 2020
Meanwhile back at the wicking beds, I've now cut the IBCs in half and placed
them out in front of the container I call the "shed". That area gets
sun for most of the day so it should be a good spot for a garden.
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