If you have been following some of my posts, you already know that I am not the handiest person when it comes to household projects. Why, then, am I attempting to do what I have planned for today? I might not survive the experience.
A few years ago, after major flooding, we gutted and redid the entire the entire basement. It is now a usable space. In the remodeling, we sectioned off a space and made a craft room for Kathy. This is her retreat for quilting. As part of her room we put in a 10’closet to house her batting, works in progress, completed projects, and kits. These things were just stored in plastic bins stacked one on top of another. She didn’t know what kind of closet system she wanted and we weren’t about to go out and buy one until she was sure of what she wanted.
She finally decided on a closet maid organizer that will fit the bill, so we bought it. It has been sitting nicely in its box for several weeks. Yesterday Kathy decided that it is time to put it up. I opened the box and checked the directions. Everything looks so nice and fits so well in its packaging. I really hate to disturb the pieces and take them out of the box.
According to the directions, all I need is a step stool, a level, a power drill, a flat head screwdriver, and a phillips head screwdriver. I thought phillips was a seafood restaurant at the harbor in Baltimore. I do happen to have all of the tools required. Now I just need to be brave enough to tackle the project. Hopefully if I start early enough I should have it finished by dinner time.
According to the directions, I need to make sure that at least one support is secured in a stud. I don’t know any studs and wouldn’t he be upset if I attached a support rail to him? Luckily we are doing the 6 foot configuration for the closet so I won’t need to cut any of the pieces. At least I know I won’t need a flying trip to the emergency room because I cut my hand with a saw.
I guess I had better get started because there are other things I need to accomplish today. Tomorrow Kathy and I help out at the local food pantry and I always make lemon bars to take for the workers. They like to eat and they like anything lemon. Umm…what is more important – installing a closet organizer for my wife or making lemon bars for the food pantry workers?