Well, today ended up a bit going off plan, but we still got a couple of things off the to-do list for outside. The main one being, the broken flexible hose for the sump pump has been replaced! This is what the connection looked like, before I started. After talking to my brother, I was … Continue reading Sump pump hose fix
Today, I finally got a chance to continue working on the replacement door for the sun room. Cutting out recesses for the hinges. To line them up with the recesses that are already in the door frame, I dragged the broken door over and lined it up with the replacement door. After making sure they … Continue reading Replacement door progress: almost there!
When we rigged up the shelf outside the sun room to be a cat shelter, there were a few things I identified as potential problems. The tarp is staple gunned in place, for example, and I could see those giving out easily. What I never imagined happening, however, is what I found this morning. In … Continue reading Not the problem I expected to have!
Have I mentioned before, that I have the most awesome brother? Maybe just a few times. Because it's true! After spending about 6 or 7 hours working on the garage door, while packing up his tools, he remembered he also wanted to fit the headlight on my van. We burn lights out on the van … Continue reading Headlight fixed
The last couple of days have been very, very wet! 😀 First, we had a series of thunderstorms that lasted all day Friday and on through the night. On Saturday, we were no longer getting thunderstorm warnings, but we were still getting weather warnings for heavy rain. As usual, the weather systems were more to … Continue reading Fixing the garage door
After installing the gates this morning, one of the things that we saw as a potential issue is how the gates are, when fully open. Here's what I mean. When the gates are opened outwards, there is nothing to stop them until they hit the gate posts, as you can see in this picture. Before, … Continue reading Adding gate bumpers
I have the most awesome brother in the world. He made the hour + drive out this morning to get the gate up for us, early enough that it was finished well before I drove my daughter to work! He even had enough time to swing by and join my mother for church before heading … Continue reading Gate installation: it’s done!
Yesterday, we went into the city for the last of our Costco shopping. In the process, I swung by a Canadian Tire and picked up the cleaner my brother recommended to get rid of all the lubricant used to get the old hing pins off. Gotta love all those warnings. EXTREME DANGERVERY FLAMMABLE, POISON, IRRITANT … Continue reading Gate posts: progress – first coat of paint done
My awesome brother did it again. After I left to pick up my daughter from work, he went at the gate again. By the time we came home, he had straightened the posts and was finishing the job! He didn't remove the posts completely. To straighten them, normally the post would be removed and washers … Continue reading Main gate: straight
I'm absolutely thrilled that my brother and his wife are over for the weekend! Their RV trailer fits in the inner yard, so they even brought their own "house" with them. My brother, being how he is, was soon working on the damaged gate. More specifically, the gate posts. He'd actually been working on it … Continue reading Gate Repair: removing damaged hinges and adding new