Thursday, November 6, 2008

Willow in the Details

The uncertain glory of an April day, Which now shows all beauty of the Sun, And by and by a cloud takes all away.

As the window project nears completion, the tasks become more intricate while my patience becomes more thin. I'm beginning to regret my decision to offset the window trim and make the molding zig-zag around the edges. The little angles of wood have to meet perfectly, with pieces that are no bigger than a postage stamp. What was meant to give me a sense of accomplishment is now taunting me and tempting me to rename this blog to Fred Sucks.

The picture above shows the left corner, and it's not so bad. But the right corner--well, I could not bear to upload the photo. I just now pulled down the pathetic, misshapen, vile and cankerous pieces so that I am forced to redo them.

Yesterday, while installing the pieces, everthing looked fine. But this morning they looked like crap. I realize that the sunlight from outside was blinding me to the shadows that this morning, under just the overhead lights, made the joints look as though they were pieced together by a certain dog who I will not name but suspect may be sabotaging the project out of spite. I've got my eye on her from this point on.

Oh, yes. I will make these pieces fit like gears in a Swiss watch, in all manner of light. You know what I'm saying.


  1. Are you sure Willow isn't just looking at the window funny?

  2. Quit bashing Willow! She's super sweet and doesn't deserve such negative energy. For that you must play frisbee with her! Walk and play frisbee. That is the answer. Then you will have good mojo in the house. Plus think of how everyone at the party will love your handiwork and say things to me like "you should hire him out" and I will say NO!