I have been moving firewood (from all the tree work we had done) down from the upper drive to an area near the house. A few cartloads a day. So I did some of that. We have a DR Power Wagon (a motorized cart) that makes the task something that I can do. I limit myself to logs I can lift easily, but I find I can handle some pretty hefty ones! Craig will have to help me with what's left. Some can be rolled to the driveway. But this is a two man job because the wood is uphill from the driveway, and if there isn't someone to stop the rounds they will continue past the driveway and roll off down into the forest on the other side! Some of the rounds are so large that they will have to be split there before bringing them down. Work for another weekend!
Then I spent a couple of hours in the Alfa doing a some little things. I put hooks inside the cabinet door for my hot pads. I used the new sticky hangers by 3M that promise to be removable. I put some Wonderliner on a couple of shelves.
The cabinet above the sink has a board along the back edge of the lower shelf that is about 3 1/2" wide. A little shelf. As it was, I think anything put there would fall off when the coach is moving. So I lined it with the Wonderliner and made a little front piece by covering a strip of cardboard with contact paper and used Velcro to hold it in place. It's like a pocket now.
It's just right for a stack of plastic glasses and my boxes of zip lock bags plus who knows what else. I thought of Barbara at Me and My Dog when I bought this contact paper at the dollar store because she calls her RV "The Palms!"
I found a place, and installed a hanger for the broom in the corner behind the potty. But the broom handle wasn't compatible with the hook so I designed one that was. I used picture wire and Leopard print Duck tape. (found it at target and just had to have it)!
A good place for the broom, but it looked awful because the stick was bright yellow. I solved that by spray painting it a buff color very similar to the wall. Now you hardly see it, and yet it is handy for a quick sweep. Also found a little waste basket that fits just right!
The only other places to put the broom would have been in the large wardrobe closet, which is inaccessible when the slides are in, or down in a basement compartment.
I feel so clever today!
I can't believe I'm blogging about and taking pictures of brooms and wastebaskets!
|picture from Web|
I was up in the driver's area when I saw him walking up the center of the driveway straight toward me. He must have seen me move, because he froze mid step. He stared at the Alfa, and perhaps at me, and then came slowly forward. I lost sight of him in the front blind spot, but the door was open and he came slowly along that side of the coach. When he was only inches from the step, he paused again and looked in, before he continued on his way. I hope he keeps patrolling for rodents in the area!
Finally the truck with the new mattress arrived. Their GPS had sent them in the wrong direction, and I had given them my house phone number so they couldn't reach me for directions!
I'm quite happy with the new mattress. They told us it would feel a bit firmer than the one at the store, and it does, but I found it very comfortable when I tried it. I almost took a little nap!