This morning, I mowed the back yard and one side. It’s about all I can do before Rebecca starts getting lonely. Then she played in the garage while I finished installing the shelves that I’d begun the night before. (Pictures coming, maybe tomorrow.)
Addendum, Aug. 14
Here’s a shot of the garage’s NW corner as it now appears:
At left are: a paper towel holder and two plastic cabinets for screws, nails, nuts and bolts. Those were very inexpensive, easy to wall-mount, and have been lifesavers when it comes to keeping and organizing batches of fasteners. At center are the Manablock door, the six new shelves and the water heater nook.
And a closer image of the new shelves:
The spacing isn’t uniform, which was intentional. Once I checked some old (pre-drywall) photos and realized there were 2×4 boards between the studs, I decided to get as many of the brackets screwed into those cross-beams as possible. For every shelf, the right bracket is screwed into the vertical stud. At least three of them also have the left bracket attached to a crosswise 2×4.
** End Addendum **
Got all that done before 10 a.m. Then Rebecca and I went swimming, for about 90 minutes. After lunch, she got her second wind and I had a bit of a time putting her down for a nap. She napped on my bed, for the first time in months.
In the afternoon, we worked on a photo project; I spread old drafting projects across the dining room table, got out some pencils and my wife’s T-square, and took some pictures … Rebecca enjoyed helping me with it, and stole the spotlight — I’d intended myself to be the subject of the photos, but she wouldn’t stay out of frame.
Evening: stocked the new garage shelves.
Weather: 106°F, which is a three-way tie for second-hottest day this year. It’s our 17th day in a row over 100, and our 27th overall for this year.