Rita's Ramblings: a basically house-bound woman in Fargo, North Dakota blogging for friends, family, and anybody who finds it interesting. I talk about art or craft projects, my grandsons (Ian and Liam), the weather, movies, books, health, and whatever happens to be going on in my life. Welcome!
Monday, July 23, 2012
Karma--keeping the wasp company yesterday.
When she wants to come in, this is what I see. She sits at the door and stares through the window at me. If I don't notice her, then she'll cry.
Well, big day yesterday! Here's the metal wall brackets (each can hold 200 lbs) and the self-drilling drywall anchors Leah picked out.
Getting the shelf unit together was a project that took a while.
Dagan and Leah worked hard. I was merely the observer and stayed out of their way.
Karma actually was hanging around by Leah during most of the procedure.
She didn't get hissy until Leah was picking up odds and ends off the floor after it was together. That was amazing for Karma. We keep hoping she'll gradually lose her anti-social attitude...that she didn't develop for some unknown reason until she was about two and we never knew why.
Anyways, once the shelf unit was together...
...then came putting half the brackets on the back...
...and the other half on the wall. Had to find the studs and do a lot of measuring...
...and then my battery went dead--LOL!
They were only here less than three hours--wow! And we even moved that bookcase over closer to the porch door, too. It was so warm and sticky in here, they were anxious to leave. Especially Leah because she can't stand the heat like me.
**** I was stuck here--LOL! ****
I had washed three loads of clothes in the morning and had just finished before Dagan and Leah got here around 2ish. It was close to 100 degrees--97 I saw one time on the TV--and I wasn't sure if the AC was failing or that wall unit just couldn't keep up with the heat and humidity.
You can see the storms that rolled through to the east later in the evening.
No rain for us, though.
And here, after I charged my camera battery, are pictures of the big change.
I love it! We moved the bookcase over and I put the floor lamp over between the TV and the art table for some extra light.
The shelf boards are stacked inside for now.
They only painted the tops and not the undersides.
Which as you can see, if I prop one in the unit, is quite the stark contrast. And that is what I would see sitting right under it all the time.
Leah and I were in total OCD agreement.
They must be painted black to match. ;) ****
Leah's picking up a small can of primer and a small can of black paint for me tonight when she's out doing her Monday shopping and will drop them off for me. So, you know what I'll be doing this week. ;)
Meanwhile, it did cool off in here by this morning. Apparently the AC just plain couldn't keep up yesterday. True, being on the top floor doesn't help matters...but...I learned that just maybe I shouldn't run the dryer for hours in this small apartment when it's 100 degrees outside--duh! It's supposed to be in the 80's this week, thank goodness!
Just a Note:
I am sooo far behind reading blogs. I hate to skip any, as you know, so I might have to only read and not comment on so many of them. Just so you know, okay? Even if you don't always hear from me, I am always listening. ;) I'm going to be busy this week painting and organizing those awesome shelves...(and you know how slow I am--lol!)...so I'll have less online perusing and chat time. Have a great week! TTYL :)
"I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding."