project roundup

I might have been a good candidate for the Darwin Awards, but thankfully didn’t bite it.

I constructed a stairwell platform so that I could stand on a ladder over the stairs to install a light fixture on the ceiling. Yeah I know, a little crazy. But I couldn’t figure out a better way to reach the ceiling to install it. Here are the photos:

Secondly, Sarah and I started doing some landscaping in our backyard. We had a drainage issue that had to be solved first. It required a couple bobcats and a crew to push all the dirt away from the house. It was quite a process that reshaped the entire look of the back yard. Here it is:

Finally, we wanted to relocate our guest bedroom set to the basement office to make room for the nursery. Well, the box springs presented a challenge, getting down around that stairwell corner. I was about to buy an expensive custom box spring set when I found this awesome howto on the internet on splitting your box springs in nearly half to fold up, thereby making it much easier to get around a corner. Worked like a champ!

One Reply to “project roundup”

  1. Nice stairwell platform! You could probably sell it on Craig’s List or eBay as “vintage.”

    The grading looks good too. Looks like the bobcat operators knew what they were doing.

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