Saturday, April 14, 2007

Lonnnngggg Day

Phew and Yay!

As it is a Saturday, the papers had to be delivered early. So up and working at 5:30 a.m. again. Remarkably, we got done with them a half hour earlier than usual. Don't know why.

Regretfully, I woke up with a sinus headache. I hate getting these. They make my eye water and my nose drip on the affected side. And to top it off, I had the BIG repair job scheduled for this afternoon. This is the job that has been rescheduled numerous times due to weather. I just couldn't call saying I wasn't up to it. I went at 1:30. I loaded absolutely everything I thought I might need for the job. Nuts, bolts, washers, one very large electric drill, two smaller ones, and my battery powered drill with three charged batteries, several drill bits encompassing the final size and a few for reaming and pilot holes, a variety of clamps including two pipe clamps, two "QuickGrip" bar clamps, two large C clamps, a hack saw, a 1/2" socket(ratchet), glue, a large screwdriver (didn't need), a mallet, and my regular toolkit. I discovered I had brought far more than I needed. The job went very easily and faster than I had anticipated. I've removed the piano action and brought it back to the shop for some work. I'll return on May 5th, put it all back together and tune.

BTW, for toting all the heavy tools, I used a suitcase on wheels. It would have worked great but for one exception......the parking area and the walk to the house were crushed rock! Wheels wouldn't wheel......had to carry it anyway. (I did leave the "spare" drills in the truck)

I've still got the headache.



dickiebo said...

Six days shalt thou labour ....
Have today off, dear!

deb said...

I am. Mostly. Still have the headache but not as bad so I'm just going to ease myself along today.