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Caulk and Spackle, Toil and Trouble…

Sorry Shakespeare!

Sorry Shakespeare!

It was another Sunday Morning session with the white pasty substances. Using Fast and Final spackle is almost like frosting a cupcake. Here, let me show you!

Astronomy-related treats for my students!

Astronomy-related treats for my students!

I recently made cupcakes in the colors of stars: orange-red stars are cool small stars, and blue stars are hot and bright. Our Sun is there in the middle. The Main Sequence is the result of the relationship between color, temperature and lifetime of stars.

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I had fun making them, and I thought spackling and caulking would be just like that!

Frosting?

Frosting?

stuff and spread...

stuff and spread…

Yes, just like frosting cupcakes....

Yes, just like frosting cupcakes….

...except for, like, EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT!

…except for, like, EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT!

I didn’t have to frost the cupcakes on my side, in piles of dust and spider webs, trying to stuff “frosting”  into cracks upside down. Darn gravity!

Smooth!

Smooth!

Eventually this will all be painted over, and realistically, no one will ever rest their eyes on this part of the building, but there is a sense of satisfaction knowing that it is done and done right, or as right as rookie me can get it.
Meanwhile, Grindstone Mike was working on the quatrefoil window frame. Sanding and caulking was the order of business.
Sanding

Sanding

We also put up trim between the ceiling and the wall along the back of the church with toe molding.
Could you hold this, please?

Could you hold this, please?

We angle- cut the molding so the pieces would fit nicely against each other and be held in. I’m learning a lot about how buildings are put together. I ask a lot of questions, but luckily Mike is very smart and knows the answers.
"If we don't angle them, it will look like crap..."

“If we don’t angle them, it will look like crap…”

I’m good with it!
So up the ladder with all the tools and materials.
Nail gun control!

Nail gun control!

And wah lah, the finished product. Again, will anyone ever notice? Probably not, but they’d notice if it WASN’T done, so it must be done!
Voila!

Voila!

Another cold, dry, windy Sunday in Grindstone City. Another chunk of work done. But as Shakespeare said, “Things won are done, joy’s soul lies in the doing.” So we are feeling joyful!
Yaaaaay!!

Yaaaaay!!

Hard to tell, isn't it!

Hard to tell, isn’t it!

But it is done, and it was kinda fun! We’re learning a lot, trying to enjoy ourselves, and imagining the finished project. A beautiful church, an art gallery filled with gorgeous and thought–provoking art in many different media, lots of light and color and love!
"If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work." -William Grindstone Shakespeare

“If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work.”
-William Grindstone Shakespeare

– The White Church Gallery