Sunday, May 27, 2012

Meet our building brigade

Every remodeling project needs a team. We have been lucky enough to locate our team right on site. On the roof, in the gutters, under the house, all over really. Meet the team.

Shortly after we moved in, we found our friend Spawn in the front juniper bush. Even new, we think that this action figure was scary. But after too much time in the sun and occasional sessions between the jaws of various dogs, our Spawn is even scarier looking. But, he's still special to us, even if he regularly gets slips under a compactor or gets stuck in concrete. That Spawn, always in some kind of trouble.

Our second team member is the Red Power Ranger, who is now pink due to sun damage. He (she?) was found in the gutter and is the loyal sidekick to Spawn. These two have been helping us since we bought the house in 1999.

Speaking of sidekicks, how could there be a more classic pairing than Batman and Superman? Apparently the kid who lived at our house thought so, and left these action figures to be added to our team. Their muscle tone is somewhat grotesque, and Superman's boots seem to be on backwards. Good thing he can fly instead of walk.

Since the testosterone levels are pretty high among these four, we were happy to have some balance with our next team member, who has not been named yet. He was found underneath the house as we worked to remove the old foundation. What a cutie.

The next two crew members are honored war heroes. The first is wearing a World War I-style hat and is permanently installed in a trench, as he has no body below the waist. And, uh, could be made of lead. The other one is a more modern green plastic Army man and is perpetually ready for action.

We love our team and appreciate their help, both day and night, to keep the project moving and the humans amused. Good job, building brigade!

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