Today is Canada Day here. This is my best Canada Day weekend ever! My parents are here, visiting with us for a very short time. Kenny has been beside himself with excitement at the prospect of their visit, and now he is in his glory that they are actually here. I’m so happy to just have them near again. Even Dad’s jokes seem fresher and funnier now.
One of the things they brought with them were some graphics that my friends at ProMark Window Film and Shades made for me to complete my outhouse.
Yes, I have made a pretty nerdy outhouse. Disturbingly enough, Donna guessed my intent simply by looking at the floor. I have tried to keep it under wraps as much as possible ever since. I wonder if anyone was able to pick it out based on previous photos?
My father just thought it was a unique, police box outhouse until we mentioned that it was from Doctor Who.
Yes, I know there are no shortage of flaws and errors, please feel free to point them out if you need to, Jeff Albertson. Concessions to my situation had to be made. I basically built it by consulting pictures in the morning, and then heading into the bush during the day to match my memories.
The walls are just rough cut lumber direct from my land and sawmill.
The roof is just some leftover siding I pulled from the dump, I painted it to match, but it couldn’t be formed into any sort of peak.
The light on top was another dump find – some sort of carriage light that I removed the wall mount from. I am proud of how it turned out.
I couldn’t see a need for making the telephone panel open, so it is just the sign. I’m pleased to have managed to mount a lock and key though – Donna likes that she can lock it from the inside for full security!
Inside, it is just a normal sawdust toilet.
The windows are mosquito screens from the dump, harvested from a number of cast off screen doors and windows. I will insert “storm” windows in the winter, perhaps with the munton bars present in the original tardii. I wanted it to get lots of air, considering the intended use.
Well, that’s about it. I hope that a few of you can appreciate the strange effort to build this thing. I’m really tickled that I was able to do it entirely with lumber cut and milled on site.
It’s almost time for breakfast here, I best be off to spend another awesome day with the parents!