I drew plans and everything!

February 2, 2009


As you know, my brother will be here on Wednesday, and his room isn’t clean*, so I built a shelf.

Melanie, who I work with, wanted a funky storage area under her loft for some of the fun doo-dads she has for the kiddos.  It struck me as a most magnificent idea, and said I’d help.  I even bought the ‘select’ lumber (on sale, of course) so it wouldn’t be completely warped when it was finished.  She sketched her idea for me, and I actually drew out some plans (with some modifications, of course).   (I plan to say ‘of course’ several more times.  Care to join me?)

Turns out I can’t make those tiny shelves - no room.

I’m nearly done attaching things, but I had to give up for the night.  I’m up way past my bedtime, and with my creaky old knees, I don’t think I can do carpentry on the floor much longer.  That stinks.  How am I going to find a workbench that’s as big as a whole floor?

Not much longer, my little smurfs.

* Mark, the sheets are clean, and if you can get to the closet without running into the treadmill, we’re good to go.  Of course.

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18 Responses to “I drew plans and everything!”

  1. Karla/Arron Said on:

    Lauren, you’re a regular Ty Pennington! I’m so impressed. Of course.


  2. Brad Said on:

    I watched TV last night.


  3. Beth Said on:

    Looks like you didn’t paint the basement then, huh? 😉

    Very cool shelving. Love it.


  4. christina Said on:

    Are you using dowels or screws?

    Is THAT sarcasim?


  5. Deanne Said on:

    Of course, you could always make some shelving like that in the basement. Although your knees would bother you while you’re making it, of course.


  6. kiwe Said on:

    Wow that’s cool. I love shelves because most of the time they come with books on them!


    • kiwe Said on:

      and it rhymes with elves.


      • Lloyd Said on:

        It also contains elves.


        • Curt Said on:

          “You just blew my mind.” (in a Cosmo Kramer voice)

          Isn’t there a Kramer quote like this? I can’t remember which episode and couldn’t find it on youtube.


          • Karla/Arron Said on:

            Here it is:

            Jerry: Ah, you’re crazy.
            Cosmo Kramer: Am I? Or am I so sane that you just blew your mind?
            Jerry: It’s impossible.
            Cosmo Kramer: Is it? Or is it so possible that your head is spinning like a top?
            Jerry: It can’t be.
            Cosmo Kramer: Can’t it? Or is your entire world just crashing down all around you?
            Jerry: All right, that’s enough.

  7. Mark Said on:

    Thanks for the bed, sis! Don’t worry about the rest of the room just as long as I have a blanket and a couple of pillows.


  8. Mom Said on:

    You’re too young for creaking knees. It must have been the elves.


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