"Summer of Destruction."
We love our new home...but there are definitely things that HAVE to go.
One word: Thistles.
But more on that another day.
For today, we have the destruction of some garage shelving! I know, I know, perhaps too exciting for a mere blog post. But we will press on together.
Meet our old shelving:
There used to be pegboard along the wall of the center section, and another two shelves above the center shelf.
Now you might be saying,
"Hey, I'd give my left two lug nuts for some nice, sturdy shelves like 'at!"
And I would respond to you by saying,
"Yes, but whoever built these nice, sturdy shelves did NOT have to fit a car and a full-size truck into this subdivision-size garage."
And I would win. Because I always win on my blog.
Joe started hammering. Because whoever built these suckers meant for them to live through a nuclear blast and act as food storage for the proceeding nuclear winter...well, that or he just really liked his nail gun.
Joe finally got it all down after a little sweat, maybe blood. We won't talk about the tears.
And then the hubster started putting up the NEW shelving! Beginning with these "studs" (2x4's) attached with Lag bolts. Kudos to Joe for getting all the materials for this shelf from the old pieces he took down. I don't know if I would have had the patience (NINE nails, people).
Oh, and for those of you who want see something pretty, here is some masculine decorating for you. Joe had brought these signs home from work--they're products/brands that his company owns & sells. And I gotta tell you, they're kinda cool :)
I told Joe I think we should get royalties for putting those signs up. Because our retiree neighbors are often buying bags of soybean seed...
It's good to be home.
Oh, and sorry Nail-Gun Guy, but this time we used screws.
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend everyone! We're going to see some family and friends, hang out and probably drink some lemonade. Sounds like a good weekend to me.
~The Doodle Bug