Thursday, June 30, 2011

I gave out in the basement!

I started in the basement again finishing up a light under the stairs where you go down.  We turned this into another storage area, and it will be dark once the dry wall is on.

But I had trouble hammering the staples in, because my wrists were so sore.  I perservered.  Then I went on to adding another duplex recepticle on the East wall, and managed to get it in as well.

But then I started to add another duplex in the office room, and this is where I ran into the hard wood studs that again stopped the drill dead.  I kept at it and finally got the wood drilled.  By now, my left wrist was really hurting, because each time the drill stalled it twisted my arms against the torque.

I managed to pull the wire and finish the staples but I knew I could go no farther until I could heal up some on my arms.  I just walked away and went back upstairs.

I spent the afternoon getting a lock that was replaced last week by my son re keyed.  When I arrived at the lock smith, he showed me that the lock could be re keyed by inserting a little clip into the face and putting in the correct key.   He didn't even charge me anything!  I came home and re read the instructions, and there was nothing there about re keying, honest!!

We had our youngest grand daughter over here this afternoon and I spent the rest of the day playing with her.  That is more fun than wiring a bunch of bare wood studs any day!

Retired Rod


  1. Whats more fun anyway drilling holes or playing with a Grandaighter, you made the right choice , good for you, Have fun and think about meeting us in Columbia for a Dinner Train ride and campout sometime before it gets cold and you leave.Be safe out there, Sam & Donna.

  2. I had a cartoon vision of you flying round & round & round on the end of that drill when it jammed in the wood:))

  3. Sounds like you got some hard wood there, I always used a ships auger to drill those holes back in the day, but an old Seabee like you probably has that covered already.

  4. Sure glad you gave up and had some fun instead. Hope your wrists are much better today, but I think you need to take today off too and heal a little more.

  5. Time to tackle a couple of lighter chores, Rod, maybe even doing nothing while you enjoy the long weekend with your grandchildren and family.


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