What to do today???? A chance opening of the coat closet next to the bed in the Castle settled it.
It has been needing shelves for two years at least and today is the day, maybe. This would likely be a longer shopping trip, so the Truck was filled with diesel at $2.549 here in Sinton. That is the best price any where around here. The nearest place with a WSC (Wal-Mart Super Center) and a building supply store is at Five Points north of Corpus.
Naturally there had to be a rush hour traffic jam to slow up down for a little while. Here is the jamming device.
That sucker probably jammed up the intersection for all of ten seconds. That is the worst traffic jam in all my times staying here in Sinton. That’s terrible don’t you think.
Anyway after that major holdup, it was clear sailing at fifty five mph all the way to the Home Depot. It seemed like it was taking forever to decide what to use in the closet. And it was, especially when the decision was made that nothing at that store fit.
Ok. Around the corner to the WSC to check out what they might have to take care of the closet. Several things were considered and a couple were even put into my basket. Back in a corner was some shelves. After considerable measuring and wandering, a set was chosen and placed in my basket. The previous items were returned to their home hangers.
Since the Team was at WSC, some groceries might as well be picked up. Final check out was about forty dollars including the shelves. The trip back home went very smoothly at fifty-five mph again. These high speed highways are great.
Now to install the shelves.
A little messing around with the pieces brought the sudden realization that the shelves would have to be installed in place inside the closet. Ut Oh. The box was opened and guess what, no hardware to put the shelves together.
That turned out good as it worked out, the hardware that was supposed to be with the shelves would not have worked any way. The decision was made to use some angle shelf brackets. Another trip to a store, but at least this one was the Ace Hardware place in town. In twenty minutes the brackets were back in the Castle.
Careful preparation was done and the drilling started. Here is a picture of the angle brackets being installed on one side of the shelves.
After all the holes were drilled and the brackets assembled as much as possible, it was time for assembly inside the closet. It was very difficult with tri-focal lens glasses. It was difficult with my finger joints hurting when the screw driver had to be turned. But the really hard part was all the contortions required to get in positions to get my arms and head into the closet at the same time. By the time the devil was assembled, it had taken nearly an hour to screw in twelve small screws. At least it was a total success, but right then some Ibuprofen is needed.
By the time the closet was finished it was after four pm. Maybe a walk to get some kinks out of my bones would be good. Luella caught me and we talked for a bit. Then I went in her golf cart toward her house. From there the plan was to walk back the ¼ mile.
Almost there, we stopped to visit a nice fellow. In a few minutes the mass organized attack of the mosquito army at sunset started. With a quick goodbye, the quick hurry back to the Castle and the safety of the interior was enacted. There is only a dozen or so new bites on my body.
Be assured that fighting mosquitoes is not the right way to try to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.