Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Here it is Aug. 18 and I am making slow progress putting up siding. It is concrete/fiber and I am learning how to work with it. My right ear had an infection which I believe was worsened by cutting the concrete/fiber with the diamond circular saw blade which raises a cloud of dust. I ordered a tool that cuts the material without causing dust and am happy though it was expensive. Yesterday I spent 6 hours installing just one long panel and 5 small cut pieces around one window using caulking as I went. I also pre-drill each panel with a masonry bit which takes a long time as the bit must go slowly. I will hurry up at some point I am sure and drive the nail through which causes the back portion to create a break-out quarter size hole I found out when removing a piece I had installed. Eventually it will all get installed but it is a slow process. I will start painting the west side as soon as I finish it. This building is why I am not on the internet. So to my friends that I have missed visiting, I will hope to visit you again this winter. Wish me well... Mark and Salty P.S. Salty is doing fine.