Garden Shed Report

Made a ton of progress on my garden shed building project over the last four days. I still need to pick up one board at Home Depot on the way home tonight as I'm short a final six foot piece, but otherwise the roof is ready for the final metal layer. I'm actually planning to put down roofing felt first underneath the metal, particularly since my mom had an entire unused roll left at her house. I'm hopeful that it will be enough to cover the whole thing up.

As far as the metal roofing goes I'm going to attempt to recycle some of the siding and roofing from our current metal garden shed after I disassemble it. I'm cautiously optimistic that this will work out, but I'm operating purely on guesswork and estimation at this point. I'll have a much clearer sense of things once the old garden shed is apart and I can fully measure and test the individual metal sheets.

On a funny hardware note I used almost $40 worth of deck screws to assemble the roof. A pound of 3" screws to attach the rafters to the top of the walls and 5 pounds worth of 1-5/8" screws to attach all the cross boards to the top of the rafters. My Craftsman portable Li-Ion Drill has been a serious trooper and even survived a longer than desirable fall!

Opponent: Mt. Spokane

I survived my visit up north to Mt Spokane high school. The JV team is still not playing at the level we’d like. Of course they did win by 30 points…

I picked up a new green mechanical pencil called the Technician II between games. It works quite well.

Hats off to Mt Spokane for their play in the varsity game. They played even with the Ferris varsity up until the last 3 or 4 minutes of the game and ended up losing by a surprising 4 points.

Tuesday we play Rogers and on a related note I just watched my first tv news sports low-light of the year. Rogers was playing LC in a close matchup and Q6 was showing some shots from the game. Then right in the middle of the piece a Rogers player travelled as he started to drive and they wasted a couple seconds worth of tv time on his meaningless layup following the turnover. Even worse they added insult to injury by making a stupid comment about the whole thing. I really think we could have done without that bit.

CV Rematch

Today the Ferris varsity boys basketball team plays their biggest game of the season to date when they face Central Valley on the road for a share of first place in the GSL. Our only loss of the season was at the hands of CV on our home court back in December and there is no question the team has been looking forward to this rematch every day since.


Well, the basketball games didn’t turn out quite like I was hoping. The Ferris JV team started out the day by playing the worst 20 minutes of basketball I’ve seen this season. Luckily there are 32 minutes in a complete game. With 4 minutes remaining in the third quarter we were down 19 points, yet somehow thanks to inspired team defense and six 3’s by Kevin “The Trifecta” Aronson we managed to get it turned around and win by 5.

The varsity game on the other hand was a closely contested battle between two good teams that ended with a two point margin of victory and us on the losing side. Central Valley may have secured the league title with tonight’s victory, but they haven’t seen the last of Ferris by any means.

Axodys Day 1

I’m finally starting to make a little progress on my site here. Things are still pretty rough, but at least I’m getting a feel for how I want to do them.

My plan is to generate some kind of outline renderer that will format everything into table based blocks. Time to start learning UserTalk I guess.

Nichole has been on my case to get something going with my site. That’s good actually because it’s kept me motivated to get my act together. So thanks Nichole… and you make good brownies too by the way. My family came by and brought me some chocolate cake this afternoon. It was tasty! While they were visiting we also talked about their plans to purchase one of the new flavored iMacs. I think they’re going to get a blue one and I’m going to sell them my 64MB so-dimm and buy myself a new 128MB. That should leave both of our iMacs in really good shape.