How the mitres fall……………..

What a day!
After getting our trim and fittings, we have been hard at it in the kitchen all day……… or should I say Hubby has and I’ve been doing some much needed sorting out and organising of dreaded paperwork! I found the serial numbers of the appliances so I’m all set to register them on line tomorrow.
Hubby bought some roller catches for the bottom panel and had some fun lining them up. They do the business though, and there is no way it will be dropping off on its own!
No doubt all DIY-ers are familiar with trying to find pieces of wood in the DIY stores that are actually straight. We needed three 2.4 m lengths to do the trim round the entire kitchen. It had to be wider than what had been there originally because we’d moved the worktops out a bit to line up with the cooker. Luckily it was only the worktop, not the actual units. We found two quite easily, but finding a third meant having every other length out on the floor, and the bends on some were quite phenomenal.  Some were split, and the knot holes in others looked like some creature had been using them as a teething ring.Hubby had bought a mitre block a little while ago and that came in handy today as he had to cut 6. He’s a lefty, and work space was awkward, but I am still a good bench vice and he managed OK. He’s done a terrific job and tomorrow will see us varnishing the wood and finishing the job. We’ve changed a few things around as well.

I used the hob to heat the last of our stew today. Oh what bliss it was, and it heated in half the time of the electric cooker.
Not quite finished.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to How the mitres fall……………..

  1. I feel you pain in trying to find straight boards. I have been known to end up with more on the floor than on the shelf just to find a good one.
    Bravo for all your hard work.

  2. Sadje says:

    Gas cookers are more efficient than electric ones.

    • Mum always cooked on gas, so it was natural that I did too. However, we bought a gas cooker for the semi as the socket for the electric one had been utilised for the shower. I burnt everything I cooked in it, but the hob part was great. I’ve always liked the gas hob/electric fan oven combination though and had that in my ‘posh’ kitchen when I lived in Bath.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Just beautiful! I think a man that can be handy is very attractive! Your husband bust be the handsomest man alive!!!!

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