Saturday, June 6, 2009

I can see My desk from here!

This is... amazing. I actually have more than two square feet of clear space in front of Me, right this very instant!

Slowly but surely, I'm catching up on various projects and not starting any new ones. For Me, this is a bit of a change-of-pace: The usual script runs something like this...
  • Decide to move fixtures in mud porch bathroom because pipes keep freezing in uninsulated crawlspace below.
  • Notice that floor is clearly not level, and defer plumbing until this is rectified.
  • Go into crawlspace, muck out a bunch of garbage, go off to do other things.
  • Fridge expires of old age. Erect temporary, level pallet in back of mud porch to hold new fridge and freezer, because floor still hasn't been levelled.
  • Haul some more crap out of crawlspace. Go off to do more pleasant things.
  • Winter sets in. Temperature and humidity changes cause back door to stick occasionally. Make mental note to replace door.
  • While under the porch in sub-zero weather, hastily installing some extra insulation, make observation that the mud porch floor could benefit from a new beam and teleposts to support that cranky back door.
  • Spring arrives. Latch on back door deadbolt finally expires and is replaced.
  • Call contractors for telepost estimates.
  • Invest in good-quality respirator, in anticipation of a thorough clean-out of the junk in the crawlspace.
  • Rediscover bag of plumbing parts originally intended for bathroom re-plumbing. Seriously think about hiring a plumber to do the work... After the floor has been reinforced and properly levelled.
  • Finally go into crawlspace to finish that clean-out, and try not to feel guilty about the almost-finished roof on the Cat Gazebo.
That's My story, and I'm sticking to it...

...60% off triple-glazed windows? Where, where? (runs off in search of ladder and measuring tape)

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