Monday, November 29, 2010

The Owl Box Production

Now the mission was "on" and I had to come up with a plan.  The first thing that I did was propose the idea of Henry and I visiting in Chicago.  "Check"  The second thing was to figure out how I was going to get there.  After talking with Don we had a plan.  "Check"  The third thing was to figure out the dates I would go and not miss any important University of Kentucky sporting events.  Week chosen.  "Check"  Amazingly this all happened within a 2 day period and I was off to the North land. 
Once I arrived Uncle Jim and I started talking and planning the owl box.  What I wanted it to look like, how I would put it up, what it needed to include, what to make it out of?  On Monday the plan was put into action.  Really there was little changing of the plan once we got started.  I learned how to use the table saw, how important the "fence" is, how to measure things several times before cutting.  I learned about wood glue, clamps and pocket screws.  Remember when you would say to your mom...."I don't know why I have to know this kind of math, I'll never use it".....Well, boy howdy, was there some math to take into account.  It was so much fun!  It took us all week to get it done, in fact we were putting polyurethane on the owl box the Saturday before I came home on Sunday.
The other part that had to be decided was the camera that would be put in the box.  Thank goodness my cousin Jeremy is a computer guy.  We went to best buy picked the camera and he made sure it was working before I left to come home.  By watching him set it up on that computer, I was able to do the same thing on my own home computer. 

It was a great week.  Certainly something I will never forget!  Thanks to all the Truelove family for their participation. 

Below are some pictures of the owl box progress and then some images off the computer of the camera shots.

Now if I can only find the galvanized pole and someone to get it up for me.  I will not lose momentum and I will not be discouraged.  I'm persistent and I will get this project done! 

Deet, Deet, Deet!

1 comment:

  1. this is so fun. i can't wait to learn what you name your owls:) what an adventure!