On Friday, Madison hosted a Halloween Party — and even though the library was not finished, I scrambled to clean up and make the house presentable and somewhat “decorated”!
(Soooo tired having a huge plate of treats –and not giving you much of a sneak peek because that would be anticlimactic.)
That meant hauling ALL the tools, wood and supplies (some I was done with and some I wasn’t) out of the house and off the front porch down the steep driveway into the garage.
We have a handy dolly that you can turn into a “cart”. So I loaded that baby up!
Not realizing how much weight I had put onto the cart, I grabbed the handle and started off down the hill. Tried to start down the hill. I couldn’t even budge the thing! It must have weighed a ton and I noticed upon inspection that I’d given it TWO flat tires.
So I backed up the truck and re-loaded everything and hauled it down to the garage and unloaded it there. My workout for the day!
Loading anything into my truck is a pain in the butt because some A$$hole stole our spare tire. A tire worth what? $200? In doing so, they cut the lift cable so the entire mechanism would have to be replaced which would cost around $900. Since apparently this sort of thing is not that uncommon ’round these parts, we decided NOT to spend nearly $1000 to repair something that is so easily destroyed. We opted to use heavy duty cables and a GIANT padlock and put the cheapest spare tire we could buy right in the truck bed. Take that if you want it you thieven mongrels! HA!
Then, after the party, Wes helped me haul all the stuff we still needed back up and we installed a plank ceiling and crown moulding!
(This time we went for the REAL plank instead of the faux planks like I put in my hallway. I like this much better.)
Now all I have left to do to finish up the library is caulk, touch up paint and hang drapes.
I hope you had a productive weekend — and maybe even enjoyed a plate of goodies at a Halloween party of your own!