By the way, this is what $700-ish dollars of wood and around 200 screws1 look like when put together.

The final round of sanding and finishing was put on hold while the car was taking up all the space in my workshop the garage. The winter storm is over, and it’s back to work. Ginger worked on sanding and finishing last Sunday while I was up working in Kansas City. Today I got everything ready for painting and had just enough time to get the undercoat on one of the units. It took several hours to paint. Now to find time to put the first coat of topcoat on. I’m preparing myself to have to give it two coats to get the finish I want.

The better weather is forecast to be with us for a few days. Hopefully, I can find some time to get out here and get painting.

I would like to get out backpacking, but that doesn’t seem to be on the agenda at the moment. Every time I turn around another job at home presents itself. Next is moving the kitchen table light which is 8″ off of being over the table’s center, and needs to be done before the painter starts work on the kitchen. The darned gear closet still isn’t finished. There is a couple of coats of varnish to go on the doors, I then need to fix the door handles and it’ll be done. After that, Ginger’s gear closet, and the monolith — I forgot the monolith — which needs to be cladded and painted. At some point my office will get sorted. I’ll probably have retired or be dead before that happens. If not, it’ll be time to remodel the bathroom.


1. 200 screws, 11 screws per shelf, and a total of 17 shelves, that’s 187 screws and 37 feet of shelving.

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