Monday, November 21, 2016
Browsing around an Office Max store she spotted these foam boards (picture above shows them at Walmart). Lightweight, and cheap! It's a thick foam core board with a thin layer of cork. We bought some wood lattice-like strips (like a yardstick size/thickness) at Lowes and hot-glued them to the backs at the top, middle and bottom of each board. Then I needed just one screw at the top and bottom of each, attaching through the wood strip for stability.
We will add a 24x30" raised section to the table at the left end, on Ikea Capita legs. You can barely see them on the right in the second picture, raising up a different top. This will give her a standing-height work surface on half of the large top. ( In our experience you do not want to use the Ikea adjustable legs, they are just too wobbly.) If you add a second top area on Capita legs you wind up with all the space under it to put more of your stuff that you never manage to put away.
Here's this guy's answer to the more expensive flat-file cabinets:
Friday, November 18, 2016
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Well, not actually diamonds. How can we afford to travel around like we do? I was lucky enough to marry a woman who did not want a diamond so her wedding band cost me only $12.50. And best of all, she hates to shop for clothes and shoes! Of course we do have a gazillion books in the house and her Amazon wishlist has over 90 books on it, all of which she has marked as "Highest Priority" in anticipation of the holiday season.
Lucy is about 9" high. She's looking out for you.
Here's another movie recommendation: A Perfect Day. Benicio Del Toro and Tim Robbins. 5 stars.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
We also watched Trash, set in Rio. The same Rio where we had the Olympics this summer....Hmmm. We sure didn't see this part of Rio on tv. Excellent film. We initially picked it because Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara were in it. Interesting to see a film where the only two "Hollywood" names are somewhat pivotal to the story but don't dominate it.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Those little skulls do get used sometimes. This (the moon shape) was one of my first attempts at sawing into metal stuff. Susan had to physically restrain me from polishing it up and sure enough, she was right - the patina it has developed is perfect.