Don’t settle for good, go for better

Sometimes, inspiration comes from the strangest places.  The Boy brought home a book from the library called “Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy,” Vesa Lehtimäki’s inspiring collection of photographs of Lego Star Wars. You should treat yourself to a look at his Flickr stream to get an idea of the work. Last night, during teeth-brushing, I got drawn right in to the book.  It offers an often intimate look at … Continue reading Don’t settle for good, go for better

The Muskrat River gets safe for swimming

It seems like years ago that I went through the ordeal of smoothing out the Muskrat River. In fact it was only five months. After spending three weeks filling and sanding and priming and sanding and painting, it didn’t read like water. I wasn’t happy with it. Rick Sutton and Mark Dance suggested that I paint in some shallower areas near the shore, and so, … Continue reading The Muskrat River gets safe for swimming

Erecting the roundhouse front wall

Putting the roundhouse together is a delicate operation. Not only is this not a square building, but also it needs to match the track configuration. So, it was with some trepidation that I approached erecting the front wall. I think along the way, I also changed my mind about how the roundhouse was going to be held in place. When I originally put down the … Continue reading Erecting the roundhouse front wall