I took Thursday afternoon and Friday off of work. and the weather was beautiful this weekend, so I had a chance to get a lot done.
I was able to complete a lot of house projects this weekend:
- I installed the new support post in the workshop.
- I installed shelves in the second floor of the workshop.
- I cleaned the second floor of the workshop.
- I removed shelves on the first floor of the workshop – and cleared out the right side of the shop (where I’m going to add a new set of stairs to the second floor).
- I finished a new set of shelves on the first floor of the workshop (they turned out pretty nice – cut from two 2×6 boards, with dadoes for the shelves). They fit between the window and the dust collector.
- I’m sure I did more… but the weekend seems so far in the past… and it is only Monday.
The workshop is making real progress. I can walk around the center island on both sides, and I have all the major equipment where I think it will wind up.
Saturday was a busy day. In the morning, the boys and I drove to Beltane Farm in Lebanon CT to get some goat milk and cheese. I thought we would try something different as I work with Ben on trying to discover foods that don’t bother his allergies (cow and goat milk seems to bother him – but yogurt doesn’t seem to). If you think gasoline is expensive, you should try goat milk. The boys were patient while I purchased the milk and cheese, but totally fell in love with the baby goats. They agreed that they should get a farm when they grow up – and discussed if they were going to get a horse or goat first (I think they agreed they would share a farm, and Will would get the horse first and Ben get a goat first). I would work for them and do the garden and make the stables for them. Susanna would work as a preschool teacher. They figured that having a goat would be easier than planting a garden…
Saturday afternoon the boys went to a birthday party… they spent over 4 hours at the party. I wound up having the afternoon free to clean out the workshop (which is why I got so much done).
This week I plan on replacing the support post under the workshop that is closest to the road. After that post is replaced, I will make an attempt to straighten the barn (on side now leans towards the road). After straightening the barn, the next step is building a new set of stairs to the second floor (with a wall/door so I can more easily heat the barn in the winter).
Sunday night was date night. Out for Indian food and a movie (“The Hunger Games”). The movie was good, but I shouldn’t have believed Mark when he told me that the lead actress, Jennifer Lawrence, is the same one that played Susan in the Narnia movies (Anna Popplewell – thanks to IMDb). Oh well, but not really disappointing at all.