And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Just Keep Swimming...

Spent today putting together the prefab filing cabinet and arranging files and books on the shelves.

The instructions on the filing cabinet said it should take and hour. My ass. Two and a half hours later and it's together. The instructions were bogus. Here, put all the hardware in the panels first, and then start assembling. Oh, I'm sorry we're using wooden dowels for connections (as well as cam pins). Yeah, I'm going to glue (oh yeah, the glue included sucked, so I used my own) dowel pins and then move on to something else while the dowels swell. Yeah, great plan. So I did it my way, using my own glue, adding hardware where I though it was necessary, and assembling on my own schedule. I also attached a power strip to the back to power the printer on top and the airport I attached to the side.

Then I moved the old filing cabinet into the closet and moved around the files. I'm in the middle of organizing the old shelf we kept with office stuff, moving some of the papers off the new built-in-shelves, and rearranging things to fit. Lots of back stretching and other stress fun. Now I need to do much work to clear off the bed so I have someplace to sleep tonight.

3 comments:

ThatGreenyFlower said...

Feeling your pain, Dory.

-Marlon (Nemo's dad)

Steve Buchheit said...

Yep, it was a fun time. I'm still swimming with organizing and getting things in place. I've got way too much stuff. How did that happen?

ThatGreenyFlower said...

kinda like old age, i think...just sneaks up on us.