Monday, December 12, 2016

Lost in a labyrinth...

We ran to the valley for a couple appointments and a trip to IKEA*.  I must say that I'm now finding it really hard to leave our homestead for the Valley-of-the-Sun and it probably would be hard going anywhere, except maybe Ireland. But, that's another story.

I'm relieved that we are finally out of the traffic and craziness of the valley. The quiet and pines are now ingrained in us.  Just the opposite of IKEA. NEVER go on a weekend before Christmas.   

Masses going around and around on several levels.  We were able to buy what we wanted but that place is like a black hole that is almost impossible to escape. At one point we were told to find something in bedding until we got there and were told it was in kitchens. That meant fighting our way back where we'd come from... like fish fighting the current upstream.  

After a lot of "pardon me's" and "excuse me's" we got the new pantry unit, feet and doors. An aside here, they've changed door colors so orange was gone and black is in for the new unit.  Also, the feet are different.  I'll intersperse both of them into the other units.  The old feet will be in front and new ones along the middle backs.  Pics to follow.


Before we left, Steve had gotten a few more boards up in the kitchen. This is what I found on a trip in from the garden.  He was all excited and said it would be much easier if we just didn't use this door into the office and used the double doors in the living room.  I'm not sure if it was a joke, or not, but I insisted we be able to use this door.  Now, the pantry door to the right of it may be a problem as it's recessed.  Working that out may prove a big difficulty.

Later, Steve sailed along on putting up the boards.  He was bogged down for a while when going over the electrical sockets but he's several boards up in this shot.  By the way, he's LOVING his pneumatic nailer and battery-powered circular saw.  They may be his new favorites as far as tools go.

We'll be working out the measurements for going over the doors.  We have to mark lines for the moulding over the doors before we get too far along, because he switches from a straight cut on the edge of a board to a jigsaw cutout.  It may make for hilarity... 

... or tears....

*“I have not received, nor expect to receive, any compensation for items mentioned in the blog that I like, or may suggest to the viewers.  The items are just something that works/worked for me.  The Irish Lady.”

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