Saturday, April 17, 2010

Projects

It's a bit chilly outside today, so we are catching up on projects.  For instance, I finally opened, and unpacked, the last two boxes today.  Yay, me!  We moved in about two months ago, and these boxes have been sitting out in the open.  One, labeled "photos and photo albums" was the first box I remember packing just after our offer was accepted.  The other, labeled "candles" was packed a day or two later.  They have been alternately plaguing me as though nagging to be opened, and dropping from my radar altogether.  Perhaps I should have made this more of a priority...but I stick to my initial assessment - Yay, me!

Project #2 is finally wiring up the new bathroom vanity fixture (purchased January 2nd, I just found the receipt this morning), the new fan-light combo, and the switch which will operate the lights separate from the fan.  The previous wiring leaves a bit to be desired in the I-hope-my-wiring-doesn't-set-my-house-on-fire sentiment we all have.  I haven't lost sleep over it, but there was no junction box behind the old vanity light and the fan hasn't worked properly since we moved in.  Plus, every time we remove some section of wiring in order to improve upon it, we find some other problem.  Today it was the hall light, which had rusted wires coming into it.  Tomorrow, we're off to buy a new light fixture, and we'll probably replace the other hall light too, which is the same type.  Based on our current track record, I expect that to be completed mid July.

Project #3 is actually somewhat recent by my standards - only been on the to do list since mid March.  However, in order to cover a white lampshade with leftover curtain material to create awesome decorative style, one must google "how to cover a lampshade."

I have the "auto-type" feature turned on, and it is somewhat amusing how the computer thinks you may wish to finish this sentence.  When I had only "how to c" typed, it suggested I was looking to cash a savings bond - which is related to a recent search I did, trying to determine the value of some bonds...but second was "how to crochet".  Odd how my computer could be so close to guessing at a possible suggestion, then being so far off.  It is like my computer doesn't even know me.

By the time I had "how to cover" in there, I got "how to cover acne" (ouch!), "how to cover a book with a paper bag", and "how to cover letter" (umm, let's start by not omitting words).  Sure enough, "how to cover a lampshade" came up further down the list, after covering cold sores, tattoos, and sump pumps.

Unfortunately, this project will involve a trip to (gulp) Michaels or some similar craft store.  I am sure to get right on that.

1 comment:

That one girl said...

I finally got to the point that I can walk into Michaels and not feel so overly intimidated, I leave. It took several trips though...

HOW FUN to do stuff to your house! I'm sooo jealous!