Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas (Part 2) Christmas Day


It has been quite sometime since my work bench was this bare. Usually, there is some sort of project going on.

Lack of an on going project has allowed me space to put up a Christmas Tree.

I've recieved a lot of Christmas Card.

Are you ready to see whats in the package? I sure am!






I'll never figure out how FaeX gets such a large item into their shipping containers. Turns out that this package wasn't addressed directly to me. In fact it was addressed to Clara Pamplemouse and Miranda P. Ixie , in care of me. Looks like this is my next project, a combination coffee shop and book store.

I'll definitly be calling in the Phist Bros. to help with this. Guess I'd better look over the plans and figure out where to start.

If I don't see you before, have a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas (Part 1) Christmas Eve Day

Hi there. I'm on my way to the FaeX office. As you can see we've got a pretty "big" snow storm going on. FaeX has a package for me, but can't deliver it due to the storm. I've decided to go pick it up, especially since it is tagged to be opened tomorrow, on Christmas Day.

The storm has ended and I'm on my way home with the parcel. While I was in town, I decorated my Jeep for Christmas.

I'm really getting into the Holiday spirit this year. What do you think of my hood ornament?

Do you remember Miss Fahren Hite, the owner of the Tin House? She made me a beautiful ginger bread house, as thanks for building her unique home.

Stop by tomorrow, when I open my package. I have no idea what's in it, but I'm anxious to find out.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Tin House (Part 7)

I'm glad you stopped by. C.Pender Sr. just called and told me that a Miss Hite is on the way. It will be really interesting to meet her. Hope you have the time to stay around and meet her. I've got a key ready for her when she arrives.

When Miss Hite arrived, she said to just call her Fahren. She is the little red headed pixie that has been living at Devika's house. She seemed happy to get the key to her new home.

I took her on a tour of the house,and explaining the sprinkler system and the other fire prevention items. Fahren was very impressed with all the fire proof material that went into the construction of this house.

She was very pleased with carpet on the metal staircase. Fahren said the second floor looked just like she had imagined it would look.

It looks like I set the second floor windows at just the right height, for a pixie of Fahren stature.

Once the tour was over, Fahren thanked me for her "Most Wonderful House, Ever!".Then she hurried to Devika's to get ready for moving.

Fahren did not explain why so much trouble was taken to fire proof everything. C. Pender (aka Dad) told me the reason I wasn't allowed to know the clients name before, was because of my Blog. He said that Devika reads my blog and some strange things had been happening at her house. If I had mentioned Miss Fahren Hite in my blog, it would have given away a "BIG SECRET". Oh well!

Be looking for you to stop by my next job, whatever it might be.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Tin House (Part 6)

Hi! You got here just in time. A few minutes later and you would have missed meeting Tarin.

He's just now coming off the room, after installing fire proof shingles. Hope you're not afraid of spiders. I always like using Tarin to do the roofing. It takes him about a quarter of the time it would take me. Plus, he's really professional. Tarin usually doesn't say much to strangers. So many people runaway from him, that he feels unwanted.

I've built and installed a railing at the top of the stair case. Most of the work now, is detail work. Some of the paint needs to be touched up.


Later the same day.

There was a Thunder Storm in the area this afternoon. A strange feeling came over me,and I thought an all metal house could be very susceptible to lighting strikes.

Thats when I put a Lighting Rod on each end of the house.

I'm just doing some clean up, in preparation for turning the "Tin House" over to the owner. I still haven't a clue as to whom that owner is going to be.

After I empty this trash can, I'll be done.

Hope, I'll be seeing you on my next project.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Tin House (Part 5)

Hello friends. As you can see, I've gotten a lot done on the second floor.

Since this structure is made of metal, it's going to be difficult to heat in winter and also to keep cool in the summer. Therefore I'm installing a great deal of insulation.

The stairway arrived today and has been installed. Since I don't know who will be living in this house, I've put carpet on the steps. Who knows what kind of footwear they might be wearing? Bare metal can get pretty slippery, and I'd rather error on the side of safety.

In the construction business, it is always nice when the stairs are in. It makes it so much easier to get tools and material to an upper floor.

The second floor sprinkler system is installed. We'll be testing it after the final inspection by Taelyn's Fire Department.

The next job will be installation of the front roof section. I hate shingling, so I think I'll turn that task over to Tarin. With his eight legs, he's a "pro" when it comes to shingles.

This job is getting close to completion. Stop by in a day or two and this house may be done.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Tin House (Part 4)

Good Morning. I'm just finishing the sprinkler system for the first floor.

For those of you who don't know about such things, I thought I'd explain how a sprinkler system works. Basically it is full of water at all times. There are sprinkler heads placed to cover the whole area of the interior space. Each sprinkler head has a piece that will melt when a preset temperature is reach in the covered area. That allows the water in the pipes to flow and extinguish the fire.

Here's a closer look at some to the details of this sprinkler system.

The flower petal looking thing is the actual sprinkler head. The area that a particular head covers, overlaps with the other close by heads. When water flows in the system, a fire bell on the outside of the structure will clang. At that time, Taelyn and his Fire Truck will repond.

I'll be starting on the second floor, next. As always it was good to see you, stop by anytime.

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Tin House (Part 3)

This is the way the "Tin House" looked when I left the work site, yesterday.

This is the way it looked when I arrived, today.

Notice any thing different? After putting in a call to C. Pender Sr. (aka Dad), I found out the clients had made a visit to the house. He straightened up the job site, to make a better impression. He still is not prepared to give me any information on the pixie who is moving into the Tin House. Also, no input as to why the unusual fire proofing.

I did find out that this house is a "Habitat for Pixie's", project. Which means, I'm volunteering my labor on this house, the materials are being purchased with donations.


Later the same day.

As you can see, things are progressing. The front window and door are in and the trim is finished. Some of the base board and corner molding is also done. Once I get the second floor on, I can work on the "sprinkler system". The client really wants some fire prevention.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Tin House (Part 2)

Good Morning! You're here rather early. I'm just getting here myself.

Things seem to be progressing fairly well. These metal frame windows, offer a nice contrast to the metal of the house. I still don't know why we are making this home so fire resistant.

The plans call for fire resistant everything. This pretty wallpaper is made of material that will withstand temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. The flooring material is also close to that temperature limit.

I've got to pick up some materials, so I need to leave. Stay around as long as you care to. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Tin House (Part 1)

Hello! It's been awhile since I've seen you. It feels kind of strange to have my tool pouch on, but I'm ready to get back in the "groove". Come on in and I'll you show the plans for this "unique" home.

I'm not sure who will be moving into this house. Like all the homes I have built, this one has some unique features. The biggest being, that it must be extremely fire resistant. The exterior is made of metal! Hence the name (The Tin House).

The plans call for an additional window on this side, and also a window on each end of the second floor. It has involved a great deal of metal cutting.

See you again. Stop by anytime.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Return of C.J.

Hi there! It's my understanding that my Dad has been looking for me. Well here I am.

I guess that I need to do a little explaining. Let's face it, I had some personal problems. Most of which were caused by the girl pixies. I've never considered myself to be a ladies-man, but those little girls were sure chasing me. They're all cute and cuddly, but I just couldn't decide which one I like the most. So! I left town.

I spent some time on the road with a carnival. Mostly I ran some of the games. It got boring after awhile. That's when I became a stunt rider.

Jumping canyons was much more exciting, but all so more dangerous. Some of my "away time" was spent in various hospitals, with various broken parts. Luckly, I am all better now.

I've had a long talk with my Dad, and am going back to work, building "specialized" homes for pixies. The first one will be made of fireproof material.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Have you seen this Pixie?

Carr Pender Jr. aka C.J, has been missing from this blog site since June of 2009.

C.J. is 4 inches tall, (5 inches if you count his hair).

Has light blue eyes and platinum blond hair.

Has been known to frequent areas of construction,

Hobbies include fishing and motorcross racing .

Anyone knowing of his location, please notify me.

C. Pender Sr. , Pixielated Builders, 555-555-5555 or