Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Knuckle Mangler

The instructions said it would take between 8 and 12 hours to build. It took me 8 hours on Saturday, a full 11 hours on Sunday, 2 hours Monday night (in the dark), 2 hours on Tuesday night, and I still have about 3 more hours to finish the roof.

My knuckles look like raw hamburger because the hard plastic tube slide has to be bolted together with hundreds of little bolt/washer/nut connections. Except, no one rounded off the sharp edges of the plastic mold. So, after 2 hours of wrestling with sharp plastic that didn't want to do what I wanted it to, my hands look like someone took a wire brush and vigorously ran it across them for a few hours. Sheesh.