The phrase holy shit does not translate into German. If you try it people might not laugh at you because they’ve heard the phrase in English, but in German say “heilige Scheiße” and you just sound like an idiot. Then again, taken literally, “holy shit” is a ridiculous phrase that probably has a fascinating etymological story. But that is besides the point.

THE POINT, my friends, is that today Snowflake and I replaced the moldy support beam that I have been dreading/avoiding for months. Leeching onto someone else’s optimism about how easy something will be makes getting motivated much easier. Especially when said optimistic person offers to help, and then rips the moldy beam out with bare hands.

This is what it looked like before. Mold that turns wood into cheese is not your friend. Then again, when you are working with wood, you don’t have a lot of friends. Water, mold, bugs, and time are your enemies, and in the long run they will always win.

Then we WD-40ed a few rusty screws here and cut a few things there, and hit it with a hammer until it looked like this.

And that’s when Snowflake transformed into the Hulk. Now it looks like this, and tomorrow I can start closing up the hole that I should have taken care of months ago.

0 Comments on “HOLY SHIT

  1. Holy shit is right! This looked like a job from hell (or a job for ubermensch, long vanquished by a common street thug in some dingy seaside arcade) Congrats to you, Snowflake, your wagon and the resolve that has not abandoned you!

  2. Thanks guys. I am already making a lot of progress in closing up the floor/installing a secret cellar box that is attached under the floor and opens up into the wagon with a little trap door under the bed. (In the winter for storing wood, in the summer for refrigeration.) There’s still plenty to do, but it’s starting to feel manageable, and I’m finding that I much prefer working outside with it’s a little cold than when it’s melt-me hot. A waterfall of further progress updates to come very soon, I hope.

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