As posted previously, we continued work on the doghouse on Wednesday. These are the photos to go along with that. Gabe, Ben, and Noah all did a little staining, but Gabe alone continued and was a real, big help. While he stained the sides I was able to complete the roof, which we then both stained.
Yesterday was a day of rest from all things dog-related. We went to visit friends and had a lovely day with lovely people. It was a Godsend. Precisely the friendship, fellowship, and fun that I’ve been yearning for lately.
Today was the first day that all the boys didn’t join me outside. They worked on various tasks and games inside. Danica slept. They didn’t bother me. I didn’t bother them. Without their help I was able to quickly finish up the interior of the house – insulating it with foam, cutting and nailing on some hardboard, and finishing it off with a bedding of straw. I still need to put some hardboard in the “hallway” to protect the foam. I ran short of foam for the roof (right). Otherwise, it’s done. The roof will remain removable for easy cleaning and bedding changes. I took a couple of shortcuts on the interior, overlapping some hardboard or accepting some small gaps. Even still, I’m quite happy with the results. It is a doghouse, after all, and it was nearing lunch. Hungry kids + neglectful mother = crises. I don’t think Jaska minds!