We have a darling shed that we call the Wee Little House which holds a lot of necessary-but-I-don’t-want-it- in-the-house stuff. And we’ll be storing house items that are in the way during our planned renovation.
One of the worst areas of disarray is the side where the mower and gardening tools are stored.
As part of the demolition prior to the remodeling at The Glade we need to remove certain outdoor shutters and windows.’
This area is getting an addition so ultimately these walls will be removed.
In order to get to the screws to remove the shutter hinges we also had to take out the storm windows.
The plan is to take down 6 sets of shutters and remove the storm windows from 5 windows.
The shutters which we are reusing and windows need to be stored somewhere.
To that end I cleared up a space in the Wee Little House to temporarily store the shutters and storm windows.
We decided that in the short run the storm windows on the ground floor should remain in place for security purposes until the actual building begins. Admittedly the builder could do this quicker but with less and care and for much more money than we can accomplish the task.
The first shutters and window took about 2 hours to remove so we’re going to take this project a bit at a time realizing the second floor items may even be more difficult to take down.
I had lots of plans for Saturday from a list here and here. It was supposed to rain all day but, once again, the weatherman was WRONG. First thing in the morning I headed up to the attic to look for a few things and at the same time emptied a box of old stuff. I decided recently that I’m going to stop saying I’m decluttering and start calling everything in that vein “ORGANIZING”.
Our ride-on mower still does not run and probably needs a new battery. On the other hand the log splitter which was acting up is working fine now. The remedy seemed to be draining the hydraulic oil and replacing it with new. Charlie has refilled the woodshed.
Unfortunately the establishment of this garden is taking a backseat to the potager currently. We have noticed, however, that this garden will be totally viewable from our newly designed (but not yet built) second story terrace outside the master bedroom.
The door’s joints had come apart and it wouldn’t close all the way anymore.
The loose joints had forced the door out of square.
Now we just need to add some reinforcement to the inside to maintain the door in square alignment. I bought four 7/8 inch by 8 inch metal bars each with 4 screw holes which Charlie screwed to the door both top and bottom while holding the joints tightly together.
You can just see in the photo above that a little of the door jamb needed to be chiseled away to accommodate the thickness of the metal.
Each metal plate was about $2. We had the screws on hand.
This repair seems to take the strain off the joints and allows the door to close completely.
The door can once again be locked. So, one door down, about a dozen to go.
Do you rehabilitate what you already own? Or do you replace worn items with new ones?