Saturday, 18 April 2009

18th April 1980

Friday 18
Went to Northampton with Sam = great

(and that was it!!!!???)

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I can't believe how quickly my 10 days off work have gone.
But I have done a lot.
Spent time with my Mum in Southport, had my niece and children to stay and had a fabulous day out yesterday in Liverpool with Annie Mouse & my cuz CKX. (not to mention the painting of the hall and half the dining room)
We shopped, had a tour of the Conservation Museum by my cuz (it is fabulous... I so wish I had become a conservator!), we sat in the new gardens at Liverpool One in the sunshine drinking coffee and had a most excellent meal in La Tasca.

This lady is the Pride of Liverpool. She sat on top of the Walker Art Gallery from 1877 to 1993. But as you can see she has worn a little up there and now lives safely in the Conservation Museum.
Loving her reflection on the wall
looking across the Mersey. I am wanting some B&W prints of my photos to transfer onto small canvasses to hang in my newly painted hall.... this may be an contender.
Liverpool One
us 3

After dropping my teen off with her dad, taking the pup on an epic walk, cutting down next doors tree..... I decided to build an IKEA buy that I got in bargain corner for 15 quid.

I undid the packaging and poured the contents onto the dining room floor... found the instructions and ......these were they

check have the tools, check have only me, check have a rug & a phone.... but that was it... the last picture shows how to attach the unit to another piece of furniture.... the building instructions were missing !!! damn

I checked all the pieces and sat figuring it all out (50 odd screwy bits and numerous pieces of wood!!)
Then set to work. I now know why it was reduced from £50 to £15... the guy who had the dowel drill had too big a drill bit and the other guys that did the rest of it had a too small a drill bit ... it must have been a Friday afternoon lot!!
Anyway after an hour I DID IT .. feeling very smug :-)



oh I do have to fess to this blonde moment .... always align the drawer grooves before screwing the draw tight oh and put the drawer bottom in before attaching all 4 sides of the drawer Doh!!!

16 comments:

gitwizard said...

Aren't you a bit old for a 'cabin bed', or is an open-plan dog kennel ?
You spoil that Spaniel............

gitwizard said...

Oh sorry, I dropped an 'it' from that comment, I think it's fallen in the drawer............

fracas said...

I have no doubt you're able to do any darn thing you set your sights on doing fraccy sis. I'm sure that was a piece of cake!

Somnambulist said...

maybe you could get DP to come and help out with the DIY.... ?

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Oh dear I've arrived too late to help ..... what a shame ...... still you've managed very well. Did you have many pieces left over? I always find that a bit of a worry .....

70steen said...

GW ~ it is only a teeny weeny drawer not even the dog would fit in it .. one of the cats tried but she found it most uncomfortable

Gosh you needn't worry about typos over here in fact I encourage it lol

70steen said...

Thanks Dear Frac... I must admit it was quite easy ... I was taught by my step father to do most DIY tasks just as well as my ex was rubbish :-)

70steen said...

Somn ~ by heck you are a 'basket case'.. do you realise what you are saying?? ... he'd need a passport, a translator & probably paying lol

70steen said...

DP ~ I was expecting ' for a girlie ' after 'still you've managed very well' !

as a matter of fact ... no I didn't have any bits left over, so I know it was a success ... plus it is still standing 24 hours on

Daddy Papersurfer said...

OK if I hide in here? - one of the TG's sisters has materialised over at my place ...... *quaking*

70steen said...

you could make yourself useful whilst you are here could you do some grouting in the kitchen

[hee hee]

gitwizard said...

He only grouses in his 'Man of Letters' posts............

gitwizard said...

Besides, if he doesn't get back he'll be late for his tea, i've heard it's ectoplasm & chips tonight.

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Grouting!!! .... oh, if I must ....

sylvied said...

love a good IKEA buy! so much anticipation from the fitting of the pack in the car to the final product :) {love watching people get their stuff in their car afterwards…snigger!}

very proud of you ;)

70steen said...

Sylvie I have had so much joy and 'OMG' moments with ILEA over the years particularly when they had bollards up so you couldn't take your trolley to the car (what was that all about??)
I used to park the trolley in the pay port.. carry the teen who was a little 'un to the car.. strap her in and go back to collect the trolley and unload it.... then there was a time when me and 'J' tried to get a HUGE rug in the car and we just burst out laughing as it was so difficult and a lovely man helped us... oh my IKEA experiences are many (as I only live 10 minutes away from the store so go there a lot)

[so that is a sneaky confession as to why the IKEA bargain purchase was not such a big mystery .. but shuuush!];-)