Joni went to the Barnwood Restoration guy yesterday and bought 9 more pieces of wood. When she got home, somehow, we miscalculated (again!)--and ended up with not enough. The hole below shows how much more we need--10 more 8 foot pieces. Joni is on her way there now; she is also buying more Wiggle Board (didn't order enough).
In the meantime, I bought 1 1/2 inch roofing screws. Seeing as we are using antique tin, we need 2 inch screws. The result: Yet another trip to the hardware store this morning.
"Here he comes again--that know nothing, Sierra Clubber with the Yellow Lab and the New Age bumpersticker"...they must say. They roll their eyes when I'm confronted with a choice. And they know they will see me yet again, having inevitably purchased the wrong type of screw, H-clip, drill bit or whatever else we discover we don't have.