Wednesday, 1.11.12....Furniture Hack

My small office, that I have in my room, has been bugging the hell out of me.  The desk is not large enough.  I never have room for paperwork when I'm trying to upload my inspections.  The table is too tall.  The chair is too low.  It's just not comfortable.

I didn't want to spend any money on a desk, but something had to be done.
It was getting on my last nerve!!!

While browsing on the internet I happened to run into the Ikea Hacker site
and I got an idea.

Do you see the tall book cabinet in the center on the left side of this photo?

This is what that bookcase looked like after I finished with it
at midnight last night.

I took off all the removable shelves and the doors and put the bookcase on its side.  I removed the top of my old desk with the little shelf and put that on top for my laptop and keyboard.  I used one of the shelves under the extra monitor and another to the top of the left side.  I will stop somewhere tomorrow to pick up some shelf brackets so that I can put the left  over shelves on the wall.  Just in case....I saved all the hardware so that I can put it back to what it was, if I want to.

This is so much better.  Now I even have a place to eat my dinner at. :) 
....and it didn't cost me a cent!!

The water bill came in today.  It went down 10 dollars from last month.  That leaky toilet wasted quite a bit of water.

I've been scared to wash the afghan that I crocheted.  I was afraid that it was going to get ruined in the washer and dryer....even though the yarn label said it was safe to do so.  I went ahead and washed it last week with just a little bit of soap and some vinegar.
It turned out beautiful and sooooo soft!  Phew...I would have been heart broken if it would have fallen apart or came out all out of shape.   I've started another afghan with a different type of yarn and different colors...smaller squares too.

This week we have had snow and now it's raining. Hopefully it will stop soon. I hate to drive in this mess and I have a couple of chases to take care of in Fredericksburg tomorrow. It would be real nice if the sun came out.

It's also time for the inspection in Catalpa.  I just got the assignment a couple of days ago.  This is the one out in the boonies on this long, potholed, gravel road that T-Jay drove me to last year.  Ha, I won't be driving down that driveway until it dries up!!!

Tuesday 1.3.2012

I hope that everyone made it safely into the new year and has gotten used to writing 2012 instead of 2011.  I admit that I'm still having issues with that even though I must write it twenty times a day.

No partying on my end.  I had to work all weekend through.  New Years Eve I made it until 11 PM before I put my ear plugs in to get to sleep.

The toilet is finally fixed.  Whoohoo!  Was that a pain in my ass!  Yesterday afternoon there was a leak on the outside of the commode, but that has gone away.  Last night the tank wouldn't fill up, but that seems to have gone away too.  I might have some adjusting to do, but everything is fine now.

I had to borrow a large adjustable wrench to get that plastic nut off.  If it wasn't for that, I would have the toilet up and running Saturday night.

Tada....all new guts installed. :)

Today I finished putting the last of a 120 squares together.  All that's left to do now is to put a border around the whole afghan, then that's it.  I'm really liking it.  The other side looks completely different.  I'll have to take a photo of it.   The afghan is  huge and very heavy. 


It's almost time for a new project....or maybe I'll make another one different color, different type of yarn?

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