The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #143053   Message #3305721
Posted By: wysiwyg
10-Feb-12 - 08:41 PM
Thread Name: Feb 2012 - Exercise by Leaping Over Clutter
Subject: RE: Feb 2012 - Exercise by Leaping Over Clutter
The cinderblock step improvements out front are DONE, and I love the new size blocks I used. I will no longer have to be on the phone with someone when I'm home alone to be sure I am safe on these awful steps we've ignored since 1994-- hmmmm.... $20 bucks worth of joy and safety vs. $100+ for a metal ramp, and TBTG and PT I can STEP UP and STEP DOWN with the right height steps to check the mail and take out my own trash. I unloaded and placed most of them before I crapped out and Hardi finished it off. A nice detail by the front door-- the square pattern I laid them in left a 6" sq. hole in the middle-- dangerous. I had wood scrap from the Mennonites' porch repairs right there, including a 6" cube left they'd sawed off a 20' post. It fit like a glove!!!

I plan to fill some huge pots we got via FC with concrete, and sink posts in them for a handrail, with flowers on top. Front and back steps, for all 3 entries.

We picked up fabric trim to make the desk skirt PRETTY-- 3 yards/a buck!!! The pattern evokes a favorite wallpaper in another house I once rented.