Today is my youngest daughter’s birthday. It has been a very busy day for us. Our church had 12 baby dedications today. We know that dedication services are more about the parents because they have been assigned the task of raising that child.
We left church, picked-up my Mother drove about 30-40 minutes to Amber’s, picked her up and headed to meet the rest of the family at the restaurant. We ate at a place call “Buca’s” (Italian) and you know the rest of the story we ate too much.
One of the things Amber said she wanted for her birthday was to have help hanging some blinds. She had mentioned this earlier and I came prepared with my drill/screw driver. I got one hung, and then because I don’t have a very powerful drill, I could not get the other two hung. I broke off one drill bit and another is stuck. Hopefully, we can get that stuck drill bit out and find a more powerful drill (hmmmm, I’m sure I need a professional grade power drill/screwdriver and I also discovered I need a table saw).
My Mother’s air conditioner brace needs replacing, so I decided I could make it myself. We tried the one they sell at HD but it puts a lot of weight on the window frame and Mother was not comfortable with that.
What you can’t see is this is a rectangle with a middle board for a brace and I have metal corner anchors to keep the corners square. I’m painting everything white to go with her house.
Finally, these are the two side panels that will go on the inside of the house between the air conditioner and the sides of the windows. The air conditioner came with plastic expandable panels but they are coming apart. I’ll place these new white (Masonite) panels then caulk around them.
Right now I have kilz on them and then I’ll finish painting them white. Yep, we measured nailed, screwed, cut the masionite and painted. Now we’ll see how well these fit, I’m shooting to get this completely painted and installed next Friday.
The picture at the beginning of this post is an Asparagus Fern that is in the flowerbed as you walk up to my front door. This fern has been divided and moved numerous times and it is about 5-6 years old. I love it’s beautiful green color and because it has been in my garden for years it feels like an old friend.
Ok, now that Amber’s birthday is here, I’ll be putting up the information about her card. Thanks for looking and be sure and leave me a comment, I love hearing from you!