Linux, musical road-dogging, and daily life by Paul W. Frields
Rake’s progress.

Rake’s progress.

Phase Four (modified) of the Big House Reboot is now complete.

Today we went and got a little desk for the little ones (and Eleya) to use up on the main floor, an unfinished real wood piece that we are going to stain to something resembling rosewood. Please wish us luck.

We also found a perfect baker’s rack to replace our worn-out, apartment-era microwave cart, which includes plenty of shelf and hanging space, and a wine rack underneath. Not originally in the plan, but hey, we’re flexible.

We also found some decent speaker stands to accommodate the surround speakers for the home theate. I’d prefer to mount them on the wall, but unfortunately I hadn’t the foresight to have the great room wired when we had the basement finished a few years back.

Thanks to Eleya’s superpowers of assembly, and a quick return to the store to pick up the missing “Carton 1 of 2” (always read the side of the box), we soon had a beautiful addition to our kitchen with the new baker’s rack. Meanwhile, I put my superpowers of disassembly to work on the big desk downstairs. (A good marriage definitely means shoring up each other’s skill sets.)

Tomorrow will conclude the lion’s share of the work when I move the home theater downstairs and figure out what to do with the wall mounts that are up there. Leaving them in won’t be pretty, but I don’t know if I can face drywall work tomorrow. I think we’ll try and tackle that a few weeks out.

Finally, I wish everyone out there still reading my drivel the happiest of New Years, including all you Planet Fedora readers. I hope 2008 brings you comfort, peace, joy, and love.

One comment

  1. xopher

    re: (A good marriage definitely means shoring up each otherâ??s skill sets.):

    Napoleon Dynamite: Well, nobody’s going to go out with *me*!
    Pedro: Have you asked anybody yet?
    Napoleon Dynamite: No, but who would? I don’t even have any good skills.
    Pedro: What do you mean?
    Napoleon Dynamite: You know, like nunchuk skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills… Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.

    (glommed from here.)

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