Thursday, November 30, 2006

Computer Desk: Part II - 'Oops!'

Progress has been slow on the desk lately and I recently made it harder on myself. First, E has of course done her job of painting the bases and they look great. I've started working on the drawers, shelves, and the center section that will hide the keyboard behind a fake drawer. It took me a long time to decide how I wanted to do everything. I finally, built the center section though and E painted it and then I dropped it. Oops! Okay, I'll admit that the first word out of my mouth was not quite as polite as 'oops.' Anyway, I pretty much have to start over and am having difficulty finding the motivation to do work I've already done but at least the planning is done, right?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Broken Garage Door

falling garage door

Today I was surprised with an emergency project. When I got home from work, I pulled into the garage as usual and then pushed the button to close the garage door. I was rewarded with some loud grinding and crashing and the garage door beginning to fall off of the track. This is not exactly what I was hoping for especially with my car in the garage. Fortunately, Elizabeth's car was not there or it probably would have been hit by the falling door.

I managed to get my car out, lower the door, and do some repairs but I think I'm going to have to call a pro on this one. I got the wheels back on (two fell off when it came off the track) and the door back in the track. I also straightened out some of the bent track and the door itself but some of the parts are probably going to need replacing. The following pictures show the "fixed" condition. It was considerably worse.

bent trackbent support