Friday, June 8th, 2007
Third Birthday: Building a Cardboard Fort, Part 2
Whew! You know you’ve married the right woman when she’s still up at midnight helping you get a cardboard fort together. Help is a weak word. She is a fort building dynamo.
It doesn’t look it, but this fort has 44 boxes. We scored one fridge box and oven box from a friend, and a bunch of odds ‘n’ ends from Arcata Exchange Furniture on the Plaza, plus some postal, two wardrobe and various other boxes off Freecycle and Craig’s List that were destined for recycling. (Read part 1 for my taxing experience scrounging for boxes.) Some of those odd furniture boxes were two halves from two different dresser boxes. My wife’s genius idea was to use them as roofs, supported by small box pillars. The larger of the two roofs actually contains two rooms.
There is also an open air central courtyard which isn’t so open because the party takes place in the dark (with flashlights, glow necklaces, etc.).