So it's occuring
to me that not everyone builds all their shit off the
top of their head like I do. Hmmm. People draw
shit out, blueprints, plans... whew. What fun is that?
Where's the "float downstream" in that? I'm not
building a rocket here, so I figure just sit and
think about it... talk it out... and it'll come
together. It's like writing music to me - you just
start playing, start singing... and you kinda feel the
However, what that
means is... an innordinate amount of time is spent
looking and talking. I think that surprised Jimmy
when he was hanging out with me during our most recent
problem: the pipe. Yup, the pipe to his
kitchen/bathroom has to go across the entire freaking
driveway and to avoid an eye-sort I'm building
another deck and another couple golf holes.
(sigh) I swear to you I didn't want to do this.
Seriously. My hands still throb from the first 3 and
that monstrous 16'x16' bastard last fall. However,
what the hell else do you do with a pipe that splits
your driveway in half? Can't go underground because of
the slope... so, well - it all makes perfect sense to
me. But in deciding to go that route, you have to
create around it. And therein lies the "talking
construction" part of all this...
That's 2 minutes
of 2000 minutes of just talking. Usually to myself.
Yes, I walk around my backyard talking to myself
for hours on end trying to figure out how the hell to
make things work. Talya finds it quite amusing... but
for me? It works. I don't write anything down,
I just kinda move it all in my brain and then the
rest is determined by the length of wood I can
fit in my Camry. But, as you may have seen on
Facebook, I can get a lot of wood in my
Those are all 16
footers, but I got 2 too many and had to stick
them WAYYYYYYY out. But little known fact? You can get
13 2x4x16s in a Camry with only 5 feet out the back.
Crazy huh? Throw in using the passenger window to
boot? Sheeeeeeeeeeeeit. You can do anything with a
believe I'm making more holes. It's so hard to project
sanity when you're turning your backyard into a
putt-putt. Ya know? It's kinda like my movie theater.
I swwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwear I did that to save
space, and not to have a big TV. No one
believes me. LOL. I was MORE than happy with my 3
holes and I desperately like SPACE. I don't want
a bunch of shit in my backyard, I want SPACE...
but I can't make that pipe disappear and I honestly
can't think of how else to cover it. I mean,
we're talkin' over 40 feet. A loooooooooooooooong
flower bed? Neither Talya nor I would be able to
take care of that.
I doth protest too
much. The making of GolfKon 2 in the next entry.