Friday, June 09, 2006

Friday Puzzler

Blogger was obviously having hot flashes yesterday and the day before, so I 'm doing a shorty just to see if things have calmed down out there deep in Cheyenne mountain or wherever the Blogger nerds hide out.

Sooooo, let's do a puzzler...can you tell what I'm building from the "in progress, but not assembled" shots below?
















Good luck.

Thanks for the comments the past few days, between my schedule and Blogger's moodiness, I have not recommented well or made my rounds to your sites...but TGIF.

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21 comments:

Thunder Dave said...

Ok, you got me on the HHBIF.

It looks too big to be a bird house, too small to be a dog house. I'm going with napkin holder! (ok that's what I'd end up with if I were doing the project) ;-)

Laura said...

A whole new lab? ;)

Hick said...

A very fancy dog door for your very fancy dogs.

I wasn't able to comment or post a photo yesterday...I shoulda thought about photo bucket.

roger said...

a puzzle!

Mrs. S said...

I guess something new for the chickens - a coop or an outdoor roost or something?

I dunno. I have never been good at guessing games. Heck! I thought our daughter (we found out Tuesday) was a boy until the tech informed us otherwise!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Since you've been working on stair treads lately maybe it has something to do with that project...part of a wall or area covering maybe. You're staining it, so I don't think it would be for a chicken coop.

I just caught up reading your latest posts and I think it would be kinda sad to leave your old school, but on the other hand very exciting about everything being shiny & new at the brand new school.

Deb said...

I haven't a clue on the puzzler, but HHBIF to you too. I haven't a clue what thet means either.

Hurricane Teen said...

Yeah I'm thinking it's probably the stairs you have been working on lately.

Floridacracker said...

This is where, if I had already bought the digital camera I have my eye on, I would just dash out to the barn and photograph the almost finished BAT HOUSE that these parts became...sigh.

I don't think this was a very good puzzler...clues were too vague. My apologies to the guessers.

Thunder,
You're bird house guess was amazingly close.

Laura,
Luckily the pros did that!

Hick,
Don't feel bad, I couldn't comment either. I must have posted in the five minutes that Blogger was working correctly.

dpr,
puzzle r.

Mrs S,
A daughter! Woohoo! I never could make any sense out of a sonogram. Which was fine with me, since I didn't want to know ahead of time. Very happy for you. Daughters are wonderful... So are sons.

Abandoned,
Turns out to be an outside thing after all. As for the school, I was surprised at how easy it was to move on. That's probably due to what a step up the new school will be.

Deb et al,
HHBIF = Here's Hoping Blogger Is Fixed :)

Hurricane,
Hey, welcome to Pure Florida! Not stairs, but when they are done, I will post the final "glamour shot". Thanks for commenting!

Hal at Ranch Ramblins said...

I love the way you created the faux worm holes in the wood before finishing it. Those bats will have the best digs in the neighborhood.

Floridacracker said...

Hal,
Thanks!
My Bathouse Builder's Handbook said you have to make those scorings so the little whipper snappers can grip the smooth plywood to roost.

pablo said...

Wait a minute. You used wood stain on a bathouse? I thought that was verboten.

Floridacracker said...

Pablo,
Water based dude. This is right out of Bat Conservation plans.

Betsy said...

It's an oyster shucking table!! Good idea!! With grooves to help the extra oyster juice run off so your saltines will stay dry.

But why did you stain it? Are you going to shuck oysters in the living room?

Just kidding. Good luck with the bat house.

Floridacracker said...

Betsy,
Hey, now if it were an oyster shucking table, I'd cut a hole in the center for the slurpped shells to drop through!

edifice rex said...

I've been wanting to build some bat houses too; we could really use them around our house site. I've heard some people line the inside of the houses with hardware cloth to allow the bats something easy to hold on to.

roger said...

looks to be large enough for lots of bats.

Floridacracker said...

Edifice,
You can score it or install mesh according to Bat Conservation International's book. This bat house is actually for a friend of mine.

dpr,
i may build one for myself since I have a good bat population that feeds over my pond at night. Last night was amazing down at the pond, a very bright moon and bunches of swirling bats.

Hick said...

What type of bats? We have fruit bats here. They are about 6inches tall (?). I don't mind bats so much even though everyone knows that they head right for a unsuspecting woman's hair to nest in. I usually wear a helmet when I'm outside at night and it works too, because no bat has ever nested in my hair.

Hick said...

I misspoke. Not fruit bats, Little Brown Bats...the ziggy-zaggy types. Those are the ones that go for women's hair.

Heh!

By the way...I think I won the guessing game because "fancy dog door" is a lot closer to a bat house than all those other guesses...with the possible exception of the chicken house and oyster shucking table.

Floridacracker said...

Hick,
Nothing fruity in california...had to be brown bats.