While Kelly's been working on re-building this house, I've been busy taking over everything for the family and trying to help him out here and there. Most of my role has been support as I'm not particularly handy with tools. I am, however, The Painter. I seriously hope to never see another paintbrush as long as I live! I can only imagine how he feels about working on the house. Now that things are slowing down in the Pressing Need department of construction, it's glorious to take a little time to attend to projects that we Want To Do. What a welcome relief to do something we FEEL like instead of always doing what we HAVE to do!
Kelly spent the entire weekend working in his garage building custom benches and shelving. When we moved in, the place was raw and unfinished, and with so much to do on the Urgent column of the To Do list, he hasn't has so much as a minute to work on setting up his garage properly until now. I have no photos to attest to the monstrous mess that was in there, but imagine if you will, a moving truck spewing it's contents the garage and you'll pretty much get the idea. It was a disorganized MESS. He took down all the tiny old kitchen cupboards that a previous owner had installed because they were really ineffective for storage and they blocked a lot of natural light. He then built a fully functional steel workbench with shelving underneath along the entire back wall of the garage! Coupled with the new brighter windows, it's a fantastic workspace with great natural light. He also made an ingenious lowered surface to put his compound mitre saw so that when he cuts stock, the length of wood will be perfectly supported on either side. Brilliant!