Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332

Sliding Bond

This weekend was very physically exhausting. One of Tim's in-laws was getting rid of a rather large wooden swing/sliding pond set. He rented a truck and on Saturday we went to take it apart and on Sunday we put it together.

Before After
Before

After


What you don't see are the blood, sweat and tears¹ - and a certain amount of money as well² - that went into the deconstruction and reconstruction of the set. It was extremely satisfying, however. And we had the best weather imaginable for it.

We had to make a trip to Lowe's in order to get some of the supplies. I was pleasantly surprised at how much more sense the layout of the store was, not to mention the better customer service in comparison to the Huxleyian nightmare that is Home Depot. I was also pleased to discover that there was one not too far from where I live:

LOWE'S OF GARDEN CITY
700 Dibblee Drive, Garden City, NY 11530
Location: 1624 ◊ Phone: (516) 794-6531 ◊ Fax: (516) 794-7640
M-SA 6-11, SU 8-9


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I am not a big fan of Rockland County. It's not a problem with the landscape, which is rather nice. It's the provinciality of its citizens. They're like Long Islanders only worse. I guess it's par for the course; get that many white people in one place and things are bound to get pretty scary.

And they all drive like they come from New Jersey.


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To the person who thought it was a good idea to have a car's dome light stay on for a few minutes after you turn the car off: may your genitals be infested with red ants until the end of time.


¹ Very manly tears, they were. Like the single tear shed by Spartacus.
² I bought an automatic drill, which ended up being a big help. It's a really nice gadget to have, as well; it will be very useful in the construction of these shelf units I bought and still haven't put together yet. It's plug-in, so it doesn't have a battery to die on you while you're working with it.
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