Sunday, 25 October 2020

Sunday

 Good morning, everyone.  It's dry out after a bit of a wet night, which is good because I need to be out quite a bit today.

Beth and I got going on those shelf units yesterday.  The first unit took quite a long time but we followed some YouTube clip instructions.  It's very helpful to see exactly what's going on rather than follow diagrams.  It wasn't complicated, just a bit fiddly in places, and although the instructions show one person putting it together, there were plenty of times when another pair of hands was very helpful.

It wasn't a nut, bolt and screwdriver job, everything sort of slotted in and the kit provided a very business like mallet for hammering things firmly into place.  As we went along, we worked out a few simpler ways of doing certain bits and the second unit went up in a third of the time.

The kit.  Kindly note the methodical approach (ha ha)

Going up!
(The tablecloth is now straight, by the way)




They were actually heavier than we had expected and we carried the 'shell' down to the garage before putting the shelving on.

Eileen - we were pretty impressed with them.  They were OK to put together although I think you'd need someone to help, they're sturdy and, all in all, just what I wanted.
I'd recommend them.

We constructed two of the three that have arrived and then Beth's back started aching a bit so we stopped.  I might have a go at putting one together myself today, just to see.  If it proves too tricky, I can just leave it until tomorrow.

Also on order are three more straight units and a corner unit and I'm thinking maybe I can get a few more.  It's going to be so good to get everything organised and onto shelves and I'd like to have enough and to spare, if you know what I mean.

In the evening, I chilled with some catch up TV and the first proper week of Strictly which I really did enjoy so much.  It was bright, cheerful and sparkly and, no, I didn't miss Bruno one little bit!

Today has two main things.  The first one is going to take most of the day and that is moving things about and getting them onto shelves.  I'm starting with moving the gardening stuff from the shed which is getting a bit cluttered again and I am sure I will be feeding the black bin so I'll wheel that around to the back first.  Before I get anything onto the new shelves though, I need to measure and make sure I've got the made up units exactly in the right place with room for the third unit and the corner unit to the right of them.  Once I'm sure of that, it will be back and forth, back and forth!  I'm glad that today is a bit longer!

The other thing is that, after quite a lot of gentle persuading, Dad has decided to dip his toe into the world of Zooming.  These latest restrictions have hit him quite hard, I think, after the last long gap and then me being able to resume my visits again.
So yesterday I sent him the info to sign up to Zoom and become a 'contact' and today, at eleven, I'm sending him an invite for a chat.  Fingers crossed for that because I think it will be very useful and, in time, maybe he can have family based chats with more than one person.  That would be good.

So that's today.  I think it will be good.
Stay safe.  xx

(copied from Amazon, here's the units still to be delivered)

15 comments:

  1. The shelves look great. I especially like how they can fit right into a corner so you can make the most of every bit of available space.
    I really hope your dad can manage the zoom call. It'll be lovely for him to see you as well as talk to you more regularly. But I think it's just wonderful that he's willing to give it a try. X

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    1. The problem, if any, will be hearing so my fingers are crossed. xx

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  2. It'll be great if your Dad can cope with Zoom and it has the potential to add to his life.

    Sadly I won't be able to have a run of shelving units like that as the two long walls in the garage have buttresses(?) but I'm hoping that I can get units which fit between and best use of the space.

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    1. They are single units and each unit can stand alone, they don't have to be together. Does that help?
      xx

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  3. 👍👍👍👍❤️

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  4. Hope your Dad got sorted with Zoom so you were able to chat and hear properly.
    The shelves look very sturdy

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    1. I think the term is 'getting there' <> grin >
      xx

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  5. That's quite an impressive piece of construction, Jill. I'm very impressed. I don't think I would have been willing to tackle that.

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    1. With two of us it was very straightforward, thankfully. The photo shows fopur separate units that can just be put together. I like the corner one.
      xx

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  6. That shelving unit looks great. When I put something together I always get one part or another backwards. You did great.

    God bless.

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    1. It's actually pretty well designed to make it very hard to get things in the wrong place or the wrong way round. Very helpful.
      xx

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  7. What a nice shelving unit. You did a good job assembling it.

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    1. Thanks - we were really pleased with how it went. Beth is very good at that sort of thing and I - just do as I'm told. Sometimes!
      xx

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  8. Those look like very sturdy shelves. We bought a house that had a ton of shelving in the basement from a store. All the hardware was there, and they are a huge help in organizing things.

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