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!
After giving the second coat of paint 8 hours to cure - and making sure they weren't tacky, like we were having problems with before - I put the hinge pins back up. All of the painting is now complete! The chain will be held just by the hinge pins for now; I don't want … Continue reading Gate post progress: painting 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
When we decided to move out here and take care of the farm for my mother, we had some ideas of what to expect, and what we might do in the future. We were not naive about it, though, and knew that things would have to change with circumstances. One thing I did not even … Continue reading Sanctuary
Today has been a day to stay inside, where it's cooler - and to allow my body to recover from yesterday a bit more. Which means I'm feeling decidedly unproductive. I did manage to finally clean the windows on the outside, around the house, and on the inside in the sun room. The kittens didn't … Continue reading Staying cool
I headed out with my daughter to drop her off for work earlier than usual. She was very kind enough to be willing to be stuck outside until someone with a key showed up (which, thankfully, did not turn out to be long) so that I could head over to another town almost an hour's … Continue reading Long day and ready to crash!
So today has been an odd mix of productive and not so productive. First up, we set up the wifi booster in the garage. There was some doubt as to whether it would work, as the outlets are against a metal clad wall. The first outlet didn't work, but the second one did. 😀 We … Continue reading Gates, take two, and getting wired… less