Today marks our fifth week in North Carolina, and we’re just about settled in. I am in the middle of organizing the garage a bit so we can more easily get both vehicles in it for the winter, by installing 1’x10’ shelves on the walls so the floor along the walls can be uncluttered. I’ll finish that today, and finish getting shelves in the guest bedroom closet and hang the rest of Veronika’s embroideries. This should just about finish off my “Honey Do” list in the house, as it stands today, as it’s a dynamic list. Maybe, I can still have time to start removing the cabinets from the workshop. If they’re anything like the cabinet I removed from the garage wall, I’ll have to chisel out around the head of the mounding screws and cut them off. The guy who installed those really did not want them to fall!
Yesterday was a fun filled day! We noticed low water pressure when we got up but then left to get our flu shots and do some shopping. When we returned, we had no water at all. I called the insurance company where we purchased new home owner’s protection, but their contractor would not come out on a weekend day (so much for 24/7 coverage), so I found a local plumber to come out. He quickly diagnosed the problem (a defective pressure switch with a corroded galvanized nipple) and fixed it, but the insurance company will not cover the $304 cost, because the switch is attached to the pressure tank in the garage and not the well pump. Figures! I did ask as the plumber to look at the putting in a vented propane heater in the workshop. They will give me recommendations and estimates this week.
One thought I had for a project was a wall cabinet for my fly fishing gear that is lying about in the workshop. Like most fly fishermen, I’ve enough paraphernalia to equip the Chinese Army, with no good place to safely store it. I’ve done a bit of searching on the internet and cannot find anything that really suits the purpose. Maybe it’s time to get creative with SketchUp and build my own. My thinking right now is that it needs to vertically hold at least ten rods in their tubes of various lengths, have a couple of shelves for fly boxes, 2-3 draws for loose stuff, and hooks or pegs for vests, nets, and waders. I must not forget to factor in the weight the cabinet will need to bear.
But I’m getting ahead of myself here. First I need to get the shop operational, and build a new work bench and mobile shop cart.
-- John from Hampstead