Some small home fixes today

Today I took some time – about two hours – to finish some things I had started – read: promessed to do to my wife.

I put some supports on the wall to hang flowers. With that, we’re putting our small garden on the wall. There will be some more spice to put there.

It was not hard to do, but not so simple either. The hardest part was making sure everything was leveled off. Since the ground can’t be used as a reference, I had to find flat and hard surfaces to put over the supports and then use the bubble level over it to align both supports.

When everything was OK, I started with the drill. After some work, we have three planters available, two of them with spices in it and a third bigger one available for some more spices we’ve been wanting to have at home.

I’ve also moved a flower hanger from one wall to another, where the flower will suffer less with the wind and the rain.

So, it was a busy morning. And I still have the whole afternoon for other improvements.

All this, of course, because there’s not much we can do while the people are still here installing the handrail. It is the third day of work to them and they are finishing up the painting where they connected the handrail parts together.

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Back at home

After a great trip to my in-law’s home, I am finally back at home.

This morning the people that were replacing part of the window and putting the safety locks came by and fixed everything.

I am still waiting for two more contractors to come home and do other small services today. I think that one of them will only come tomorrow (sixth sense…).

As our maid is not coming anymore, and as I am on vacation, I still have a lot to clean up today.

Unluckily I can not open the windows or glass doors for the next 24 hours. The silicon used to glue the locks on them asks for a 24h dry up period.

In any case, it is much better seeing the windows without the wood bars… We put them there when they tried getting into the house and only now we got the people to install the locks.

This afternoon we’ll have a barbecue (true Brazilian barbecue) with the meat from the cow that my father in law picked up to buy. We bought meat to pack both drawers from the freezer and got some more to my brother, who already came by yesterday.

It is much cheaper buying meat like that, and the quality of it is unbeatable.

In any case, out of the computer and back to home cleaning… 😛