Monday, June 5, 2017

"Wait... I have a spreadsheet for that!"...

Well, it's that time of year up here in our mountains.  Fire season. Either people or Mother Nature starting the season off with a bang.  Mother Nature was up to no good this time.

Looks like sunset but this was yesterday in the afternoon...
Wow, the smoke...

... a view today of the smoke cloud to our west...

Now, I wonder if this a harbinger of things to come this summer.  I really hope that this is the last fire of this season.



Meanwhile, we've started on the pantry... again.  Yes, we keep getting distracted by other things that need doing. Since people will be here for the 4th of July holiday, we've buckled down and made ourselves get it done. Besides, we'll probably need the dining room available again.

The Ikea* pantry sections are up, joined and secured to the wall.  Don't you love the cat's footprints in the dust on the bottom?  She seemed to really want to investigate that one section.



Shelves were installed.  Hardware installation going in here.  Interesting aside here, there were 12 of one type of hinge and 3 of another.  They looked the same, but went in completely differently.  Steve had a few choice words for them.  Be glad this isn't a YouTube* video.



My job was to use antique gold spray paint to make the handles we bought all look the same color.  I found these at www.windandweather.com* and loved the colors.  They are ceramic and came in blue, delft and red collections and I chose the red because it is mostly orange.  Anyway, 5 of them had silver screws and attachments and the others had gold.  Now, they all match.  



Now, where in the world was the spreadsheet of today's title?  It was used for door placement.  There were many years of delay in putting this unit up and in that time the orange doors went away.  We had to get black for the extra unit we just decided to add.  

My first plan was to lay the doors on the living room floor and move them around to see how these 3 doors were going to fit in.  Steve said his daily mantra of "do you have a spreadsheet for this?"  BOING!  I knew exactly where to get one and ran to the computer.  In seconds I had a grid done and called him in for color analysis.  I filled in the grid with orange and then we put the 3 black squares in using a few patterns.  Steve picked the one that is going up, which made him happy.  

What didn't make him happy was aligning the doors to look good.  Again, YouTube would've been proud of his language, but blog readers not-so-much. It took two days of moving each screw a micro-millimeter to get them to look decent, if not perfect.  

Now, we're trying to make a jig for knob placement. Heaven only knows how long that'll take but we have a few weeks to get it done.  

Now, where to put everybody coming up?...

... I fear another spreadsheet coming on...



*“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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