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clear Nicole and I would have to give up our home office to our older
daughter and renovate/convert the attic to a workspace. That meant
losing our closet for a proper staircase. Behind this built-in are the
The top is a simple framed 1/4" birch panel. I used 1/2" and 3/4"
birch plywood for the entire project to keep the costs low. I spent
the majority of cash on drawer slides. These are full extension 8"
deep 24" long drawers, so I plunked down good money to make certain
there'd be minimal maintenance in the years to come. The bar pulls are
from the clearance rack at Target of all places. $2 per pkg of 2
stainless steel pulls, about 1/4 of the price one would expect to pay
for a single pull at normal retail. I won't gloat. I got lucky. Nicole
The rest of the bedroom and the path through to the left to the walk-
in closet will be completed before the end of the summer.
I miss working in the new attic space, but these jobs take my mind off
where I'm not and put me to task on something that makes me happy.
Nothing better than feeling helpful these days. I gotta keep that in
A job like this is moderately hard. If you would like to save money,
like to work with your hands, go on Amazon and buy a few books by
Chris Gleason. He's great!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
all we do, we must try harder. We must nail the schedule, learn when
it's time to learn, work when it's time to learn.
More to the point, this little boy must give up his morning nap. He's
18 months for christsakes. Give it up to my schedule, where I've
squeezed four trips into an hour and a half before lunch. ...Oh,
This blog post is nothing. It's just a waste, but for this Truth:
Never wake a sleeping child.
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now I was glancing at photos I took while out today only to find this:
make it fun.
FYI I go for 10 seconds per hand because I like to sing in bathrooms,
especially public ones.
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