Saturday, March 19, 2011

Slowly, So Slowly

I was very optimistic when I got to the rental house today. My list was short and I had everything that I needed to get things done. First I loaded everything in to my truck that wasn't needed anymore. It filled the truck bed and actually it is still sitting in my truck bed because I was too tired to sort it out when I got home. I am not looking forward to that chore in the morning. Next I tackled a vertical blind. I pulled out the pieces and found that I could take the end off and shorten the top track. It took about 20 minutes with the hand saw but I finally managed to cut it. The rest of the installation went well until I realised the whole thing was backwards so I took it apart and turned it around.

Next I cut the individual slats to the correct length but when I put them on the track the trim around the sliding door kept it the slats from turning all the way. I guess I need to offset the brackets with a 1/2" piece of wood.

In search of wood I decided to go ahead and fix my gate. The plywood was very hard to remove but after lots of prying and hammering I finally removed it. The 3 boards that I bought fit nicely except for the last one which was very warped. Oh well, at least it is fixed.

By the time I was finished fighting with the blinds and the gate it was 6pm so I went home to feed the dogs. I was very disappointed that I didn't get everything finished but they can still take pictures and post it for rent anyway. I guess I'll be working on the house next weekend too.


Lizzie @ her homeworld said...

You can be proud of what you are done, it all looks good.
Hope you get some nice easy tenants who pay well and dont want to move on for 20 yearsLizzie

Daizy said...

I'm sure my property management company would like that too! Hopefully I can get the rest done next weekend. I really need to take a weekend a do my taxes. I don't seem to have enough weekends.

Dave said...

Hey Daizy, I do your taxes and you do my kitchen tiles? Deal? :o)

Daizy said...

Well Dave, send your kitchen out here and I'll give it a try. I have all the tools!