(Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) Today, Rebecca — for the first time — went to the bathroom somewhere besides our house.
Houses should come with more shelves, in my opinion. One can never have too many shelves, cupboards, cabinets, closets, and “storage solutions”.
Frustrating morning with RLF. She’d say she wanted to play hide-n-seek; I would hide and then she’d just ignore me. She’d ask me to read a book, choose a book and bring it to me; I’d start reading it and she would walk away. This went on all morning. After nap time, she was much[...]
Freeze warning for tonight. Just a few days ago, they were predicting tonight’s low to be 40-something, now they’re saying upper 20s. This always happens a few days after we switch out the winter comforter for a summer quilt (which we did a week ago), or right after I start wearing shorts for the first[...]
Quick grocery trip early. Rebecca reminded the cashier that she needed “Buddy Bucks” (the store hands them to kids and there’s a prize machine) by saying “Where my buh buh?” (Where are my Buddy Bucks?) She got four instead of the usual two, and got plenty of points plus an instant winner. Pretty good day.
Rebecca watched and enjoyed Wreck-it-Ralph in the morning; we made a trip to Lowes for spade drill bits and Rebecca found a pink tape measure she liked ($3). She’s been borrowing my tape measures for months, so I figured it was time she had her own. Afternoon: I finished sanding the boards I’d cut yesterday,[...]
Some things on my “To Do List”, mostly related to home improvement: (Note: Some of these are actually “might do someday”, rather than “need to do”.) * Finish going through “old stuff” (mostly documents, but also books, CDs, everything else) Cost: $0 Ease: time-consuming * Shelf in laundry room, north wall Cost: $20? Ease: easy[...]
Another beautiful day; 62°F in the morning, a brief high of 93. Rebecca urged me on another walk, this time trying to leave before breakfast. I made her eat, and then we left. (Copyright © 2012 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.)
101°F for the high. I used LUS24Z joist hangars (image) to put the cross-beams on my garage shelves, and the cross-beams connected my rear rails to the front rails. I’d intended the shelf surfaces to be plywood, but MDF was cheaper for the same size/thickness and didn’t bend as much. I’d only bought three MDF[...]
Some thoughts from the last couple of days: * Started mapping out the studs on the garage’s north wall for the big upcoming shelf project. Discovered that the studs aren’t a uniform 16 inches apart. Most of them are, but because of the length of the house, two studs are only 7″ apart, while the[...]