The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4028933
Posted By: Charmion
18-Jan-20 - 01:24 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
No new computer smell, alas. Far less clunkiness than the old Windows machine, and no more snake's nest of wiring behind it and on the floor, but I'm not loving the painful process of learning all over again how to do all the basic stuff -- receive mail and save attachments, file documents, do the fucking household bookkeeping.

The house is filthy after the double door transplant effected by Tony the Carpenter on Wednesday and Thursday. Part of a modern pre-hung door is a metal threshold that must be secured to the sill of the doorframe, typically a two-by-six plank. In this house, however, the doorsills are cast concrete with a slight lip on the inboard edge intended to butt against the weatherstripping on the bottom of the door. These lips had to go, so Tony went to Canadian Tire and purchased a grinder attachment that mates to the hose of his Shop Vac. Thus equipped, he ground both doorsills flat, generating great clouds of dust that MOSTLY ended up in the Shop Vac. Guess where the rest of it is.

The new doors are great. No more fighting with the old exterior storm doors with their hyper-strong return springs, and the whole house is more comfortable now the winter wind stays outside.

The agenda for this afternoon is an exciting roundabout of vacuuming, dusting, and laundry, as Himself has achieved bingo status with respect to clean underpants. It's a great life if you don't weaken.