Yesterday was my first morning back to exercising with Cristina, my trainer. She had been out of town when I first got back.
I decided not to go to school. I have some planning to do before I can work in the garden bed any more, and I wasn’t in the mood to do any classroom stuff.
I had some coffee and read a little. It was a pleasant morning. After being lazy for a while, I decided to start on a Project – I was going to get the kitchen cabinet trim ready for staining. I want it to be a darker color than it is now, and there’s a product that is stain and polyurethane in one. The wood just needs a little prep first.
I washed it with naphtha, then sanded it with 220 sandpaper, then wiped it with mineral spirits. It really cleaned it up. But it took me a while to get going. And I think the fumes got to me because I didn’t open the window. I only got four cabinets done. Wah-wahhhh…. (that’s supposed to be a sad trombone noise)
I ordered a new kitchen faucet a long time ago. Huh. I just looked it up. It was only five weeks ago. That was less time than I thought.
Anyway, yesterday I installed it. Woo hoo! I was productive!
I had no major snags during the process. In fact, I think I did a super-good job. It’s really solid and everything is in good order. Yay!
Here’s the before and after:
The new faucet aligns perfectly with the drain. Nice! Also, it doesn’t constantly drip.
The faucet came with the spray-thingy. I never ever use those. In fact, since I’ve moved into this condo, I have never used the spray-thingy even once. But there’s a hole in the sink there, so I put the new spray-thingy in place. And there it will sit unused.
I finished the air conditioner installation yesterday afternoon. I can’t believe it! I thought it would take me much longer to get around to it. The actual work didn’t take very long of course. I always build things up in my mind like they’re going to be so difficult, and it really only takes a short time. Stupid Brad.
Here’s the before and after:
But what I’m most excited about in regard to yesterday’s accomplishment is that after I was done, I did not keep the jumble of perfectly good pieces of foam that may or may not have a use sometime in the future. I got rid of it. I’m so proud of me!
My kitchen table has gotten wobbly lately. Yesterday morning I was trying to help my mom change her plane ticket so she could stay here longer, and the wobbling was crazy. So after we were done, I decided to tighten the legs of the table.
They required a hex wrench. I have a set, so I searched through all the sizes and found two that sort of worked… one was too big and one was too small.
I did eventually get the legs tightened, but after I finished tightening the loose screws, I saw that Brad-from-the-past had very helpfully left the appropriately-sized wrench in an obvious and easy-to-see location.
I left it there. Maybe I’ll need to tighten the legs again some day…
We did get the ticket changed. Mom is staying another week! Yay!