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#1 johndeereelfman OFFLINE  

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Posted March 25, 2015 - 08:02 PM

So my son Caleb is taking French class this year, and as a requirement, they have to adopt a sea shell, name it, take care of it, and build a home for it. The building a home part I found out about last week, although Caleb knew about it for a couple of weeks. Here we go again, crunch time!

 

Now, Caleb and I usually see eye-to-eye on most things and can pretty much tell what each other are thinking just by looking at each other. However, this was not one of those times! I'm thinking shoe box, Caleb is thinking 5 star Hotel. He wants the shack to have four rooms, a kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom, and a living room. Really?? All of this for just a shell?? Come on. 

 

We didn't take any pictures as we were going along, mostly due to the time frame, but here are pictures of our final results. I present to all of you, Es Cargo's Home:

 

Exterior Views of the brick and siding

 

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Overall floor plan

 

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Kitchen

 

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Bedroom

 

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Living Room 

 

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Foyer

 

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All of the exterior and interior walls are removable, so the teacher can check out his detail. The furniture and kitchen cabinets were made by us, including the counter top. Some of the accessories are doll house kits that were bought at the local hobby shop. Caleb wanted the cabinet doors to operate, a stove, a fridge, and a sink in the kitchen, but I wasn't about to go to all that detail. It's a shell!! It won't even be able to reach the counter top. Caleb is disappointed that there isn't a bathroom, but I wasn't adding an addition to the shack. Besides, IT'S A SHELL!!!! Shells don't need a toilet or a bath tub. Anyway, we finally called it quits, and he is going to turn it in tomorrow, first period. He said he'll call me during lunch to let me know how he makes out on his grade. I'm excited for him, and I have to admit, it's better than a show box, and I think it turned out pretty nice! 


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 08:08 PM

   Is that a miniature handgun on the table ?!?!?!  All that for a shell ??  pretty cool and he better get an A for it or I would be talking to the teacher :D.


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 08:14 PM

That's one lucky shell. All the other shells in class are going to be so depressed after seeing that house. Great job! The two of you make a good team. You and your son - not you and the shell.
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Posted March 25, 2015 - 08:16 PM

Awesome job on that! Yea, it's for a shell, but it's time well spent together, and memories that will last a lifetime....I see that there is no garage door in the foyer, what gives?
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Posted March 25, 2015 - 08:19 PM

To much free time on your twos hands. Nice job. Noel.
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Posted March 25, 2015 - 08:29 PM

   Is that a miniature handgun on the table ?!?!?!  

 

No, gosh no. It's a camera and a box of film. Can you imagine if I would have glued a hand gun on the table or hung a rifle rack in the living room? I'm willing to bet the school would be calling me before the first period bell rang.  :(


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 08:30 PM

I see that there is no garage door in the foyer, what gives?

 

This shell lives along the beach and doesn't need a tractor!  :mad2:  Trust me, I tried to convince Caleb to add one!!  :(


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 08:34 PM

This shell lives along the beach and doesn't need a tractor!  :mad2:  Trust me, I tried to convince Caleb to add one!!  :(

 

You take that back! Everyone needs a tractor. I've never thought you would ever need a warning point, but you're cruising for a bruising, sir.


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 08:43 PM

You take that back! Everyone needs a tractor. I've never thought you would ever need a warning point, but you're cruising for a bruising, sir.

 

Wait a minute now Scott. I was trying to get the garage added. Caleb is the one who thought that a tractor isn't needed. He's a member here too you know.  :D


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 09:06 PM

It still needs some wheels to cruise the beach. :D

Looks good Troy, I hope Caleb gets the big A+


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 09:48 PM

Great job guys

Caleb a 110 and a 80 cart would help them get up and down the sandy beach. LOL

 

 

 

He has an A +++ in my book


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 09:48 PM

I'm still lost on why we are building houses for shells, anyway....

 

Makes me worry about the French.  They cut their king's head off one time, invent all the strangest fashionable clothes, and now they ask you to babysit a shell so you can learn their language. 

 

Ben W.

 

P.S., no matter why, I'm impressed with all the hard work.  Good work, Troy and Caleb!


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Posted March 25, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Great job Caleb Troy to bad there wasn't a dozen oui ?
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Posted March 25, 2015 - 10:49 PM

Looks good you 2, I am still trying to figure out what some of our kids projects have to do with their classes.


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Posted March 26, 2015 - 12:28 AM

great! I love the details!


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