They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I hoped that Cave Man John would appreciate my new Man Cave sign posted on the outside basement door.
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What happens in the Cave stays in the Cave. Of course, its an indoor railroad, not a garden variety!
Organization is the key, so I had a sign posted with the jobs along with all of the material and supply arranged for each team.
The guys got a laugh out of my organization, but everybody knew what was supposed to happen.
Team A (Ken & John) worked on the pleating the fascia curtain. Shirley was upstairs visiting with Midge, but did visit us briefly to see the alcove mural. Here's a close up of Ken using the templates to make the pleats. I was originally going to have the guys hot glue the pleats but opted for using a stapler. Not hot glue burns!
Bob & Mark were on Team C - view block installation. The task involved stringing a steel cable and hanging bed sheets to hide the mess (who made this big mess???). Here Bob is asking Mark to hand him a tool.
Ken & John are off to a great start - who will complete their task first and win the prize (there really isn't a prize!)
Team B members Paul & David slapping on the paint on the fascia. The challenge was to get the fascia painted without painting the fascia curtain, floor, self, etc....
Mark & Bob taking a second to get their mugs plugged.
John wielding the stapler while Bob looks on.
Paul pointed out that the gray color I picked for the fascia looks a great deal like L&N gray - I promise I didn't do that on purpose. Could it be that L&N has soaked into my subconscious?
Laundry day? Not exactly, but I'm using the wife's good bed sheets to make a partition to block the view of all the junk! Meanwhile, Paul takes a break watching DVDs of what else? Trains, of course!
Break time! The guys are watching DVD that my sister bought me for my birthday - a 12 DVD set!. I'll use the TV and DVD player during my Piedmont Pilgrimage open house (Oct 15th) to play a run through video of the Richlawn Railroad using my train mounted camera.
So which team won? Well, with the weighting on how difficult and time consuming the tasks were I declare it a tie! All tasks were completed, most of the snacks were consumed, DVDs watched, lies told, kidding done (especially about Bob's unusually SMOOTH legs!) and a great time had by all. Thank you, Gentlemen for you help and fellowship!