Thank goddess I am good at other things!
In spite of this inherent lack of skill, I have been putting in my time on the project, and learning a bunch of stuff, and getting a little better at a few things. And I am really good at doing the "less skilled" jobs - like running the shop vac.
Here are a few highlights of Cathy Carpenter in action:
Prepping the sub floor with a belt sander.
Cutting an opening in the back of a cabinet using a keyhole saw.
Checking the mailbox post for level. Of note, I single handedly dug the whole for this - using a shovel and a pick - not a backhoe!
Using a cut-off saw to cut a length of flooring.
Shingling, shingling, shingling... I am best at the straight runs. When it comes to going around things, like windows, electrical outlets, etc - I have a hard time.
Dean has taken to referring to me as "grasshopper" to indicate my apprentice status. OK - fine!
I must be progressing in my apprenticeship, because Dean got me my own carpenter's belt! Check it out!
I have now developed the cliched "carpenter's crack"!!