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Ark Building 101

 
 
Roberta
 
Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 05:31 pm
I've decided to build an ark. I've never built much of anything before. Any advice will be appreciated. Those who don't know about building can start collecting pairs of animals.

It is currently precipitating again. I can't call it raining. Sheets of water are falling from the sky. The thunder is deafening. We had two thunderstorms yesterday. We're all gonna drown unless somebody does something.

I'm not waiting till the last minute.
 
sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 05:33 pm
@Roberta,
I think cubits are involved, somehow.

You're welcome.
Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 05:35 pm
@sozobe,
I'm converting cubits to yards, feet, and inches. What's a cubit. I've got my calculator at the ready.

BTW, this ark is gonna have to be much bigger than the previous ark. There are a few more animals around that we know about than there were before.
margo
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 05:38 pm
@Roberta,
Probably fewer animals than previously. Some of them have gone and got themselves extinct!

Where are you building this ark?
Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 05:46 pm
@margo,
In my apartment. I'm not going out in this!

Yes, lots of extinctions. But a whole bunch of continents weren't included the first time.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 05:50 pm
Got to have planks. Lots and lots of planks. And a few pounds of nails and a case or two of caulk. Don't know that a rudder would be helpful.
Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 05:56 pm
@edgarblythe,
Thanks, edgar. Can't start building without the right supplies. I have a hammer. Unfortunately for me, the floors in the bedroom and living room are parquet. No real planks. Well, very very short ones. Something to consider.
hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 05:56 pm
@Roberta,
Don't forget the Dramamine.
Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 05:57 pm
@hingehead,
Do animals get seasick? I'll bring it along just in case. Thanks. Adding dramamine to the list.
hingehead
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 05:59 pm
@Roberta,
Pegs for your nose too.
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JTT
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 06:17 pm
@Roberta,
Quote:
Unfortunately for me, the floors in the bedroom and living room are parquet. No real planks.


Then get lots more caulk, Roberta, way more caulk.
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JTT
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 06:26 pm
@Roberta,
Since it's probably gonna rain for much longer than 40 days and 40 nights this time, consider the feed that you're gonna have to load in the holds.

Question: Was the last flood limited to Europe and the Middle East or did the animals from other continents just go for an extended swim?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 06:28 pm
@Roberta,
Will there be room in your ark for some very nice young people who are visiting Manhattan for the first time? (my junior flew in this morning with some Habitat for Humanity pals)
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 07:39 pm
And a barrel of apples.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 08:23 pm
An ark already! What, a nice reed boat like what Moishe had, isn't enough for you? You gotta take the whole ferschlugginer menagerie along? Some people just gotta be grandiose, I guess. My advice to you, 'Boita, is this: get on the Staten Island Ferry and ride it out in relative comfort. (Just don't get off the boat at the other side, please; in Staten Island there ain't nothin' you don't have in Central Park or the Bronx Zoo.)
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 08:39 pm
@Roberta,
better get a building permit first !

  http://dklevick.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/building_permit.jpg

description : ARK
builder and owner : roberta
number : one - for now
Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 10:18 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
hingie, I've been ruminating about the output situation excretorially speaking. This is gonna be a challenge. Maybe those doggie piddle things. In various sizes.

JTT, I haven't gotten any caulk yet. I'll just get a bigger batch. (Caulk is like plaster, right? Only watertight?) I've also been ruminating about the input situation (food-wise). Not only is food an issue for storage, but there's the predator-prey issue. Hey, I'm on my own with this. The first ark builder had help. If the arkie types didn't know there were other continents, how could they collect animals from them. I know, so I gotta collect.

bethie, I wasn't planning on humans other than moi. I have some serious logistical problems. How long are these kids gonna be in town?

edgar, Are apples essential? I may need them for some of the herbivores.

Andy, Reeds shmeeds. Where am I gonna get a reed in Manhattan? I thought about going down to the harbor and hopping on a boat. But it wouldn't be Staten Island ferry. It would be cruise ship with food and room service.

Hambugerboy, Thanks mucho. Didn't ever think of that. Poifect. A poimit.

I'm still ruminating about many things. Sometimes great ideas are frought with difficulties.

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JTT
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 10:26 pm
@hamburgboy,
What'll she need that for, Hamburgboy? All the building inspectors will drown. Come to think of it, I'm not at all sure Roberta has save a seat for either of us. Sad
Eva
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 10:50 pm
I admire your survival instinct, Roberta. But I hope you get it right this time and omit the two mosquitos.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 19 Aug, 2011 10:58 pm
@JTT,
JTT, The inspectors might still be around while I'm building. Why take a chance of getting shut down?

Eva, Even if I were to attempt to leave out the mosquitoes, the chances are they'd be there anyway. They're good at that. Frankly the whole insect issue is something I'd rather not think about. I'd also rather not ruminate about microbes and living things we can't see with the naked eye.

I'm still considering the possibility of getting on a cruise vessel, but I'm worried about the animals.
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