I packed up the Christmas tree last week…and saved the blue lights for another project..I’ll post soon on that. We fell in love with the Giant Blue Tree a few years ago. It is a huge 60 foot tall monster that was completely covered with just blue lights, it is part of the annual light show at the Denver Botanic Gardens…last year they did not have it due to some construction projects and this year we did not get a chance to head down. Tori had a bout with pneumonia for Christmas and gave me a good cold to boot. We did not miss it so much since we had our own mini version right in the house. I found a deal of some blue LED Christmas lights so we got to have a “blue Christmas”
Also last week I got to play with a new cookbook I got just after Christmas…its all Thai, and I worked up a few dishes since then. The other day I made a green curry with coconut milk, fresh peppers and shrimp….it was great over the rice noodles but still my favorite has to be the panang curry beef I made when I first got the book….I used some boneless beef ribs and they were so tender they melted in your mouth.
I just got back up from the shop, continuing to oil the 6″ T&G for the cabin. I have about 210 lf sanded and oiled with 5 coats….still have the other 210 feet to sand yet. I could not get it all sanded as I had 300 lf of trim I’ve been working on for client still in the shop, I delivered it Friday, and I start to install that next week. Once this final coat on the T&G is dry I can rack it aside until it is time to take to the cabin…Its going to look Sweet!…There is a nice mix of blue stain, clear, and reddish. It was a great deal at 41 cents a foot…and I’m looking forward to getting another 400 feet or so for starting on the walls at the cabin.