Ouch, shiver, and aargh
Well, I'm back from the woods. I finally got out of here around 2 p.m. yesterday, which put me at Wilderstead around 5:00. I got right to work, nailing up the last of the framing around the vent hole, then cutting it out. Man, that's a scary and irreversible step, to cut a big ol' hole in a perfectly good wall!
I put the ladder on the outside and scurried up to the hole to square up the hole. Then I tried putting the wall thimble in. One little corner was being balky. So, as I tried to manipulate it, the feet of the ladder base decided to go somewhere else. The top end skiied down the wall, and I came down with it. I skinned up my knees on the packing crate the ladder was standing on, and finally got pitched off about table-top height to the gravel driveway. Thonked my noggin, but got right up. Dressed my cuts, took some tylenol for my bruises, and called it a day. It was almost 7:00.( Collapse )