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Jan 21, 2012 -

An Afternoon at Home

The promised thaw arrived today, right on schedule. I headed down to Miranda after lunch with a bucket of hot soapy and vinegary water and spent about an hour scrubbing every inch of the front room, including the inside of the cabinets and the ceiling.

The only lingering project in the rig is the $(%*) trim. What’s there looks great and what’s not there is because of odd angles and uneven flooring. I decided to try a cheap solution and bought a container of brown caulking. I applied some under the vanity in the dressing room and along the shower as an experiment. I’ll see how it looks once it has cured. If I like it, I will do the rest of the trimless floor. I really wish I had thought of this idea sooner. Caulking is super cheap, easy to apply, and if I hate the results, it’s easily removable. I’ll go check out the results tomorrow and try to remember to bring the camera. 🙂

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Jun 18, 2011 -

Hanging Around

Jody told me not to be shy if I need anything since she and Gary are decluttering. So, when I got tired of tripping over my step ladder and found the perfect place to store it, I asked Jody if she might have some eye hooks or another option for hanging the ladder.

She came up with the perfect thing! They’re padded hooks so the ladder fits snugly in them and won’t rattle around when I drive.

I’m hanging the ladder in the library on the passenger side under the loft (and behind the arm chair). I removed the soft padding that was there and screwed the hooks into the new loft floor. I have some (lots) of touch ups of yellow to do, so I’ll add this wall to the list and make it look a bit prettier now that the padding is gone. But it’s not a huge priority since with the curtain you can’t even see the wall.

Yay, no more tripping over a ladder that annoys me to no end until the couple of times a year that I really need it an am grateful for it. 😀

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Apr 11, 2011 -

New Loft Ladder

Last winter, I made a ladder to access the loft now that the dinette is gone. It was never meant to be a permanent solution.

As the months have marched on, getting in a permanent, angled, ladder was becoming a more and more pressing matter, but it’s not one I was procrastinating on. It went to the top of the list for inside projects for this summer, however.

So imagine my delight when Jody offered me a ladder from an old bunk bed to try out for size. It was perfect!!!

I left the old ladder for a couple of reasons. The first is that it is super solidly built and installed so securing the new ladder was just a matter of a couple of screws and putting some non-skid stuff under the feet.

The other reason is that should I ever decide to not sleep in the loft any more or, heaven forbid, get rid of the rig, the prototype ladder is much more sleek.

Finally, both ladders are hidden behind a curtain. I was going to paint the straight ladder but ended up not having nearly as much of the brown as I thought I had left.

The angle is going to make it much easier to get in and out of bed, and the step spacing is an improvement. Getting onto the first step of the straight ladder always involved a bit of a hike and the new ladder is just a couple of inches lower. And the worn brown painted finish is perfectly suited for my decor.

This is definitely a case of one person’s clutter being another person’s treasure!

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