For the past four weeks, we’ve had renovations going on in our basement. I’m pleased with the progress, and the contractor has been fantastic. Nevertheless, the chaos in the house has been a bit tiring. I can’t find my garage floor, not that it was neat in the first place.
The stuff from the basement is in the garage, and the dining room. The stuff the contractors are using is in the garage…... And since I picked up some rough hardwood planks last night, I now have to build a lumber rack. (Out of 2×4s of course.) Then I need to plane two pieces of hardwood and rout them for the basement. Which is why I ended up at HD again today, and bought some more 2×4s. And I caved and bought a planer. I just couldn’t bring myself to buy the DeWalt 725. The reviews are great, but I settled on the Ridgid 13 inch planer which was on at HD for $100.00 off. It’s also lighter than the DeWalt which for me is important. I hefted it out of the box and plunked it on my router table. Once the kiddies are in bed, I’ll curl up with the instructions. Yes, I do read those things.
The weather here has now officially turned, and while I probably would still have enough time to build a shed, I don’t have the cashola and I don’t have the steam. But I’ve learned a lot in my messy garage this year, so I can consider the upcoming winter an opportunity to hone a few more skills.
Next year, I will build a shed!
-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.