Saturday, January 23, 2010

size matters.

This is an important drill bit to have.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A little finish to start the year.

We couldn't resist the siren song of free breakfast at Ikea saturday. So with some anniversary gift money burning a hole in our pockets we headed off for free bacon, lingonberry jam on crepes, and flatpack furniture shopping.

We now finally have a structure beyond a stool to support our TV, and tie the end of the living room together:

The first thing I discovered is that the top of this thing scratches if you breathe on it. Since we plan to have plants on top, that wont' do. Ceramic pots are abrasive! It is presently getting some protective coats on the top. A couple more this afternoon to give it some better protection, and hopefully we'll be able to put everything back on top of it later today or tomorrow.

We also bought HausFrau a new dresser for the bedroom, but its still in boxes.

Maybe after the holiday decorations are put away we'll tackle the bedroom.

Friday, January 1, 2010

A place for some things

And some things in their place.

I'm finally getting a bit of vision of how to shape up the basement. It begins with moving all the yard tools from a pile to a wall, so the place where they were piled can become the new workbench area. A quick trip to the hardware store, and I'm all hooked up: