Saturday, November 22, 2014
Hanging Around a Lumberyard.......
How many trips does one have to make to get a "do it yourself" job done? I think there is always for certain at least one more trip to buy those things that don't fit, wrong color, or need a special tool. The bottom part of the kitchen cupboards consisted of 7 drawers and 5 doors. We bought five sets of new hinges from the one drawer at Menards ,of which should have been all the same hinges. Two sets of them were the wrong size. They looked just like the others but they were for a wood door that was thicker than our doors. Doing the job I figured will require me to put in 30 screws to hold the hinges and 20 screws to attach the doors. More screws, 10 of them, are used to hold on the door handles. One set of the hinges didn't have the screws in it. Finding just the right size of screwdriver for them is always a challenge and I don't seem to have the right screwdriver to the larger screws that hold the handles in place. I made do, knowing that I could go back one more time to get just the right sized tool to make it happen.
It was a good return trip today, even though it was crowded, as my wife thought of more things that she needed. New silverware trays, utensil trays and shelf paper, now called shelf and drawer liner. We found all these things in the section where the fancy new kitchen cupboards are sold along with fancy counter tops. This house would look strange with that kind of kitchen even though we would like a new kitchen. But for this house we are just glad to give our cupboards a new paint job.
Afterwards a first cousin of my dad's walked up and handed us four boys a shell casing from the firing of the guns. He was a part of the firing squad. I was glad to find it laying in the very back of the drawer. I took a photo of the casing along with my dad's belt buckle and one of his rings with a jade stone. My dad did the cutting and polishing of the stones. He bought the Mexican crazy lace at a rock show along with the jade stone.
I should have the bottom part of our kitchen cupboards done today and then the next part will get my attention. We have a grandson coming to Iowa on Friday so we are getting ready for that. AJ will bring his parents along to help him get to all the planned activities. He has traveled many places during his long life including out of the country but this will be his first trip to Iowa. Needless to say we will be so glad to see our Illinois kids. Thanks for stopping by today.