Life in the doghouse; or, Random Wednesday in three acts1 October 2008
When my father and stepmother came to visit a few weeks ago, we built this doghouse together (or, more accurately, my dad designed and built it, and the rest of us helped wherever possible). The professor and I put the shingles on the following weekend. Now, all it needs are a few coats of paint.
A few things I learned from this project:
- Measure twice, or maybe three times, probably only cut one time. 🙂
- When doing a project like this, make sure you have the proper tools; the job will be much more difficult and time-consuming without them.
- Avoid working with tar or glue if possible. Especially avoid glue with tar in it. This is impossible to remove from clothing, and very difficult to remove from skin.
- If you want the dog to learn that the doghouse is a nice place, you should put some treats in there.
The professor ran his first 5K race that same weekend! I’m really proud of him. This picture shows him a little while post-race; he’s still got his number pinned on and everything.