So, in fine parenting form, we took the kid to her first movie theater movie. Next stop on the lazy train: the playground. Although I try to avoid Portland's Derby Day, it didn't occur to me that the playground we frequent was right in the middle of all the hoopla. Luckily the event was dying down and we weren't stampeded by hipsters. Though there were some, ahem, impeccably styled parents (and their children) at the playground who were ironically talking about how many hipsters were present at the soapbox derby that day. Gah.
Tied fabric banner at the Portland Flea.
At around 3:30pm we finally took a look at the exterior of the back hall. We have all the material for siding, trim, water table and drip cap; but figuring out all the pieces turns out to be a bit of a brain teaser. Before making any cuts we've decided to sketch out our overall idea rather than just winging it. After all, we don't want to mess this up any more than it may or may not already be messed up.