Well, for better or for worse, I've started working on the door hinges. This is intended to be a temporary fix, until we can replace the door and frame completely, but I have no idea when we'll be able to do that, so this patch job may need to last a while. The first thing … Continue reading Starting on the hinge fix
Photo heavy post ahead! 😀 Today is supposed to be our last warmish day in quite some time, and we are very fortunate to have it. Just yesterday, a major system passed through. To the north of us, they had near blizzard conditions. To the south, it was rain instead of snow. Yet, there on … Continue reading Clean up and… there are no quick and easy jobs here!
I got a couple of bigger jobs done in preparation for winter. The smaller one was taking care of a window on one of the sheds. This is the one my brother and I had patched the roof of earlier in the year, and is one of the few sturdier sheds left. My original intention … Continue reading Winterizing: window fix
We have a working washing machine again! 😀 This is the new panel he put in. All of this is behind the touch screen in front. At the far end is the power button, then where the knob pops on, the start/pause button, and then the controls for temperature, spin and soil. There is no … Continue reading Fixed!
This afternoon, with the help of a daughter, we hung the replacement door back up onto the newly painted frame. We lined the hinges up with where they were before, except further in as far as we could go. Just to be on the safe side, my daughter held the door in place while I … Continue reading Progress: the sun room door is don… AAAAAAaaahhh!!!
With the chillier temperatures, it's really not a good time to be painting outdoors, so I made a point of starting right after doing my morning rounds. This way, it could have the whole day to cure, and I could decide on whether I wanted to do a second coat or not. The top is … Continue reading Sun room progress: door frame painted
It has been a rather productive afternoon! The first order of business was to test out my new tool on the sun room door frame. I had gone into town to look at mini planers, but while perusing my options, I chose this tool, instead. It's a shaver. The shaving plate looks rather like a … Continue reading Progress: sun room door frame, and bird feeder support post
The replacement door to the sun room is back up again! Of course, things went wonky in the process. At this point, I expect nothing else! I don't know if you can tell, but we ended up adding yet another piece of wood under the bottom hinge. The gap there was still massive. And yet, … Continue reading Replacement door: hung
You know, when the outer door on the sun room finally broke, we thought replacing it would just be a simple matter of switching out one door for another that we salvaged from a shed. How wrong we were! There were a lot of things we discovered along the way that complicated things. For those … Continue reading Replacement door: sun room door frame progress, and washer surprise
"Only" 10 yard cats showed up for breakfast. 🙂 This morning, after doing my rounds and feeding the felines, I headed into town to run a few errands. This included stopping at the post office in our little hamlet. Which is also a liquor store. I bought a whole lot of wine. Or, should I … Continue reading Got a new toy, and dealing with unexpected issues