It was in pretty bad shape so we decided to paint it and fix it up. We went to Alaska Ship Supply and bought primer, paint (little cans on sale for a dollar each...woohoo!) and brushes. It was a beautiful sunny day on Saturday so we got busy with the primer.
After that dried, we brushed on the brown sale paint. Not bad. As you can see, the roof was really torn up so we thought we would put new plywood on top. The clerk asked us the dimensions and told us to drive around back to pick up the wood. Silly us, we thought they were gonna cut it to size but no, the dude came out with one big sheet of wood. Another guy happened to be there with a pickup truck and took it over to the hotel for us, where Rich employed his chainsaw to cut it into two pieces.
We also had an old area rug that we were not using any more so Rich cut it to fit. Are these cats gonna be spoiled or what? Look, it's nice enough for a man. :) Okay, the roof edge is a little jagged from the chainsaw but what the heck.
I declined to join Rich in the doghouse, ummm, I mean the Cat Club House. He was pretty impressed with the whole thing. I think we're ready for winter!
Meanwhile, I had a super busy week at work, getting ready for our one day radio pledge drive on Friday. We had a total blast--super chaotic day but loads of fun. That's our new buoy design sweatshirt I'm wearing. This year, we set a huge goal of $25,000 and almost made it....we are less than $1000 away and pledges are still trickling in. I'm really proud of the fact that we could bring in that much money in our small town in just one day. Even if you don't live here, you can still support small town community radio in remote Alaska...just go to our website at www.kucb.org and make a secure pledge. We love donations of all sizes but if you pledge at least $125, you get one of those snazzy sweatshirts. There are lots more photos on the KUCB blog at www.kucb.wordpress.com and on our Facebook page (KUCB). Check 'em out!