Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I want, I want, I want!

I found this at Vintage Fans.

It's period appropriate and would look great in the living room, dining room or even on the porch.

There's no price on the website, and they haven't responded to my email yet. You know what they say about if you have to ask what it costs...

Monday, August 2, 2010

It ain't easy...

...to hang a door.

First Rob had to cut it to size because it was too big for the frame, but the next smaller size was way too small. He took half an inch off with a saw and tried to plane it the rest of the way. No dice. Back to the hardware store to get a better plane and the paint brush we forgot to get last week. Sigh, so much for efficiency.

Rob got the first coat of paint done on Sunday. We're hoping to get another coat on this week and get it hung Saturday. Rob's been looking at You Tube videos because we're realizing this is a lot harder than it looks.

By the time it's done, we'll have spread this project out over three weekends. Good thing we're hiring a contractor to handle most of the repairs or we'd never move in.

On a side note, the termite treatment seems to have killed the fleas. So much for getting chickens.