Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lucky Bastard

Wow, so this weekend was pretty busy for me.   I got an early Birthday gift which caught me by surprise.  I guess a couple of weeks ago I mentioned that it would be nice to have a TV on the back porch.   We can sit by the fire pit or in the hot tub and keep current with events.

Well Candy informed me that I needed to be home on Saturday as the cable guy was coming to install a wireless box for our new 32 inch TV that she bought.   She picked up the TV and swivel stand and Saturday morning I hung it up on the patio wall where we wanted it.   The cable guy showed up and after several hours, he had finished upgrading most of the equipment inside and added a wireless receiver outside under the patio.

It looked great by its self, but Candy had shown me a picture of how someone had used some old fencing for shelving on pintrest.   Even though they say the TV is wireless (no wires), you still have two power cords, one for the TV and the other for the wireless box.    Needing someway to hide the power cords I decided to build my own old fencing shelves like Candy had shown me.

Being the hoarder that I am, I had picked up some old fencing about three months ago from a neighbor down the street who was replacing their wood fence.   Yes, we stopped and knocked on the door and they said we could have all we wanted.   I ended up taking about 3 panels.  I had taken the panels to the shop and broke it all down so it would be usable for my needs.

Having wood ready to go, I sanded and put a coat of urethane on each plank.   Made all my cuts and drilled and screwed everything together and ended up with this!  My Gnomes that we bought at auction now have a home.

All together it took me about 4/hours to put this all together and get the new/old fencing sanded, nail gunned, drilled, screwed and hung up on the wall.  Bonus points if you can tell the the name of the show playing on the TV.

While I was at it I also had to redo the laundry room this weekend.   We used to have a stacked washer/dryer, but after having them fix the dryer four times in the last three months, we decided to replace both the washer and dryer with new side by side units.  We have been hanging our clothes outside on our makeshift clothes line I made.  Pretty sure our neighbors think we are white trash, but I could care less. On a side note, if you want to be successful you can't worry about what other people may think of you.

Anyway I hung up a new white cabinet and put in a rod so that we can hang clothes to dry as well or just making it easier to hang clothes when taking them out of the dryer.  Yes, I do laundry.  reminds me of a joke, ask me the next time wee see each other.

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