Sunday, August 17, 2014

The to-do list just got shorter

Early in the week I learned I was having some company from away for a few days this weekend.  Just a quick 2 day visit but it was nice as I haven't seen these friends for several years.   Not only was it nice to catch up, but my friend's boyfriend is a bit of a jack of all trades.   So that meant a lot of little jobs got done.  

First they arrived with 2 little ikea side tables as a house warming gift. He put these together much quicker than I would have and surprisingly he had no spare parts left over.  Lol

This one will sit by my hooking chair

And this one has yet to find a permanent home but I suspect it may eventually reside in the upstairs hallway 

Then he removed a door at the foot of the stairs that was bugging me.  And the light switches in the kitchen made no sense.  They didn't connect to the light fixtures you would expect.  It was odd.  Well, he had that all fixed in 10 minutes.  

Then he went to put the now removed door into the garage and noticed that the side "man door" didn't work.  It had just been closed off and padlocked.  He disappeared to the hardware store and after a couple of hours I can now access the garage if the power is out.  

You would think that would be enough right?  Well, yesterday morning I mentioned how dark the back door is when I forget to turn on the outside light when I leave.  I never think of it when I leave and it's daylight.  So off he went again and returned with a motion sensor light for the edge of my garage.  

The only problem was I didn't have a ladder.  Where there's a will, there's a way.  (Due to the obvious safety issues here I've blurred his face to protect the innocent.  Lol)

That chair kept sinking further into the mud. Poor guy!  When I came home late last night, the yard lit up like a airport runway!!  

If they had stayed a whole week I would have a completely renovated house!!  

It's back to work for me tomorrow after almost 3 weeks off.  I'm soooo not ready


  1. How very nice! I love the tables they gifted you. You will enjoy the motion sensor light so much! It will be hard for you to go back to work. All the best this week. Mildred

  2. Wow! What a guy! Thin I'd have to chain him up and not let him leave!
    Love that half-oval Ikea table. Very classy.
    Glad so many of the little chores are taken care of.

  3. Make sure that you invite those friends again. What a nice handy man to have around. I'm glad you got some of those little annoying issues fixed.

    My daughter love to shop at Ikea in Ottawa. I love that hallway table too.
    I can't wait to have a little tour of your house.


  4. What sweet friends! That was very nice. Glad you got to visit with such good friends.

  5. What great friends - so nice of them! Eeeeewwwwww work. . . . . . . . .

  6. What a great guy! And great tables.

  7. You got a lot done! I am so happy for you , hugs cheri

  8. Always great to have friends that light up our lives ! :))

  9. How wonderful! 3 weeks off lucky you. I am so glad you got some of that to do list taken care of.

  10. Gosh you need to have that guy come for a visit more often, He is really handy. I can't believe you got all of that fixed so fast.
    I am really impressed. I didn't know you have been off all of that time. How nice.
    You will be back to a new normal. :)

  11. Hi Kim, wow you sure got a lot of things done. I love those tables.

    How is Millie doing with the move? Is she used to the new place?

    Take care, Janet W ((hugs))

  12. I see that gas can already brought a man to your door...I'm gonna have to get me one! Sorry about going back to work...