Last year we installed the bare bones of the walk-in closet.
Then the weather turned bad and we had a lot of other things scheduled so we put the baseboard trim lumber covered with plastic out on the second floor deck.
Now I have set a goal to finish trimming the closet and the master bedroom by the end of July when we are having guests who will use the suite.
To that end I laid out the 16-foot long wood on the deck this morning so it could dry out a bit in the 90 degree sun.
Then Charlie brought it in and shoved it under the bed so it can get acclimated again to the house. The fact that it obstructs the passageway in the bedroom will encourage us to get it finished sooner rather than later.
Chore for next week: remove all floor obstacles in the closet so trimming can begin next weekend.
All through the cold months we’ve let some big projects go by the wayside.
We must finish adding baseboard trim to the master closet, master bedroom, and upstairs hallway.
Unfortunately we’ve been storing the lumber outside on the master deck. It needs to come inside for a few weeks while it gets acclimated to the indoor climate. The boards are 16 feet long so finding a reasonable storage will not be easy.
However, I am planning to simplify my life in 2018.
I’ve been reading lists on the internet of ways other people are downsizing their lives. I’m planning to start with the following list of 10:
Resign from a bi-weekly leadership position. This one act should reduce my stress level immensely.
It will be very difficult to walk away and I’m sure some people will not understand.
Clear unnecessary documents and clutter from my office. I have recently had a change at work that will allow me to distribute boxes of documents to long-term storage or another more appropriate office.
Shred and discard personal papers: old bank statements, old bills, old tax returns.
The task I’m referring to is putting in some more baseboard. The plan last Saturday was to get something finished.
Of course we didn’t finish it and totally whittle down the pile of trim but the hallway in the master suite is completed.
The first area Sug and I worked on intersected with the lower cabinet of the linen closet.
Our baseboard is formed by a piece of 1 by 4 topped with ogee molding and finished with a piece of shoe molding in the front. We tried to cope the 1 by 4 so it would fit into the bottom trim on the cabinet but we really couldn’t make it work that way.
So instead of coping we just trimmed the cabinet trim and ran the baseboard all the way back to the cabinet.
We cut 1 by 4 for all areas then topped it with ogee.
We tried again to cope the joints of the shoe molding and were successful. Using a coping saw we cut out the shape of the shoe molding in the adjoining piece.
The hallway is trimmed. And we put a door stop behind the bedroom door so the door knob doesn’t make a hole in the wall.