Category Archives: Mini-Rancho

Replacing a stove

Our new Whirlpool range works fine, except for the babying its black, glass cooktop requires. Ridiculous. We’re ordered a replacement from Lowe’s, one with ordinary burners. The glass cooktops are ubiquitous, we’re told, in new and refurbished apartments. They’ll become famous for the messes left behind by irresponsible people who can’t be bothered with the laborious task required to keep them clean. Adios.

The promised doors

Actually, one, but it’s a stand-in for the others. Bar is “in love” with them.

Mr Boy home

School’s out until 2020. He made all As this semester (including biology and chemistry) and still has his eye set on being a physician’s associate. “It’s the only thing I can see myself doing,” he said.

Our doors

Unfinished (but with clear varnish), six-panel, red oak doors, eight of them, are finally scheduled for delivery on Monday. Installation begins the next day.

Been a while since we had the idea. Expect it to be a winner. If not we can always paint them white. Pix to come.

UPDATE: They’re here. Heavy too. Pics when they’re hung.

MORE: They’re up and varnished to a reddish gleam as of Dec. 17. Now on to more crown molding.

Bale of hay

Someone set a small bale of hay in the mini-rancho’s carport. Since we have no horses or cows hereabouts I’ll have to assume it’s for the white-tailed deer that roam the property. I didn’t know deer ate hay. Did you?

Apparently, under certain circumstances, they do.

Crown Molding

The promised pic of the new crown molding at the mini-rancho. That’s 4 and 1/2 inches x 3/4 inches in Mr. B.’s room, the only one so far with an outer corner to show off the molding joint. With blue ceiling and so-far un- repainted yellow walls.

More painting

Doing Mr. B.’s room walls (Valpar’s Daisy Spell, a very light yellow) and Bright White baseboards and fixing the crown molding screwup. All in four hours, which is all I can have from the contractors until their schedule lightens up on Dec. 23.

Still to schedule: crown in the dining-living area and then more paint. And, of course, still awaiting delivery/installation of the red oak doors.