It’s been a super busy weekend.
We started prepping to put an AC Unit in the shed. That’s a post for the Hubs to write. It’s a scary and well measured operation. One for which I stand around and be available, but don’t actually do anything.
The other big thing we did was hang a shelf.
I know, it sounds like nothing, but it was something. We were both nervous about doing it. Would it look like we wanted? Would we actually hit the blocking? Would we straight up hate it?
We started small, one shelf. And it went pretty flawlessly.
Which never happens in this house.
We hit the blocking.
It was level.
We liked it!
And then the Hubs tells me the shelf is too wide.
I took a minute to come unhinged and swear at the house. I freaking measured! I bought the odd sized expensive pipes!
The Hubs threw out ideas. I calmed.
We went to Lowes and bought new pipes. To the tune of $12 each. Came home, tested them, then went on Amazon and found them a lot less expensive. Ordered them. When I return the $12 ones, I’ll be picking up another can of spray paint.
Yes, a setback. But not insurmountable.
Today after church, we hit the ground running and got ready to put up 6 more shelves.
After a small learning curve that involved mud and paint, the Hubs picked up the rhythm and soon all the pipes were up, in the blocking and level!
Right now it looks like some medieval torture rack:
The shelves all fit:
And we came to a screeching halt.
I forgot about the screws to secure the straps.
Those are in the shed right now, I have to finish painting them in the morning. We took the time to mark off and pre-drill all the holes, when the screws are dry, they can go right to work securing the straps.
One step closer.
I put the hall bath back together, including Mayhem in the sink:
Someday I will find a better vanity and replace this one (it’s falling apart and leaks which is why he spends so much time in here). That will mean more drywall repairs, more painting, and possibly even tile repairs. I’m kicking that down the road for now.
We ended the day with a nice dinner and walk on the beach.
The water is pretty close to swim ready for me!!
There was a bunch of junk all over the sand, and some lady was making sculptures:
Big Blue stopped in to check them out!
And then the sun set and we headed home.
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