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Saturday, November 2, 2013
Just getting stuff done!
This morning, I had a paid handyman service back here to take care of some things, including: replacing 2 nails in brackets for curtain rods with screws to better hold the bracket to the window frame, nailing a wooden "skirt" piece back onto the backside of a desk (I hope to do the refinishing myself), cleaning out the clothes dryer vent, switching the direction button for the 2 ceiling fans in the living room, installing a doorway curtain rod, taking down the ceiling light fixture in the shower and removing the dead bugs that somehow accumulated in there, figuring out why the 3 motion detector solar exterior lights never worked (installed by a different person who also worked for Mr HM)-turns out that the internal "switch" was never set so now they work, replace some missing spot light bulbs now that we discovered the switches to turn them on. @@ (LL was of no help nor was her handyman when I inquired a year ago upon moving in.). Good news is that there should be plenty of light outside in the dark.
a three tier, bag storage system was installed in my front closet, joining my 25 + year old wrap holder, which is no longer made by Rubbermaid.
Biggest part of the job today was installing 6 ml poly plastic to the exterior of the library windows (reusing the precut plastic from last year) as well as the L shaped "porch" turned into a bedroom for DD. Hopefully, she will notice a difference. As was anticipated, there wasn't enough time for Mr HM to do all of the windows, including the ones in the DR side of the L shaped porch.
Later in the day, I headed to the city for some supplies, and to get an oil change ($25.36).
More heavy duty duct tape, more clear push pins, more clip rings. I also grabbed 2 more pairs of jeans for myself.
I also hit Aldi's:
Milk, 2 doz eggs, 4 chocolate bars (Christmas), cheese crackers, bananas, 2 grapefruit, 2 pkgs sliced cheese for sandwiches, stick margarine, 2 bottles herb and garlic mayo
2 roaster chickens (one for the freezer, one for supper tomorrow), 2 pkgs English muffins, plain bagels, 2 lbs grapes.
Stopped next door to Dollar tree for some Christmas holiday stickers for work.