Friday and Saturday we took a quick trip to northeast Indiana. The trees were stunning — “Like a jigsaw puzzle!” was the ultimate compliment, if you’ve ever worked one of those with a photo that just couldn’t possibly be real. Saturday’s weather was cold, dreary and wet, but not a problem; mostly we had planned a lot of driving around and rubbernecking. Even though we’ve been visiting this area for 20 years, this was our first fall visit. Wonderful!
We stumbled upon an auction for driving horses, and it was so fun to see them shown off. We were amazed at the closing bids — and those that were declined for being too low! — but of course we were way out of our element.
Yesterday DH helped install some metal peg boards across the long wall in my work area. But you know how a home improvement project goes: every planned action resulted in several other tasks that needed to be completed first. I wondered if the arrangement in the finished part of the basement was really the best, so we began moving furniture around. And cleaning. And opening drawers and bins. And then I heard that question that makes me nervous: “What’s in here?” Stuff. Stuff that shouldn’t be there. Stuff I’m embarrassed to still be storing.
Eventually we got to the peg boards. The directions began, “Don’t panic! Putting this together is easy. You just need a few tools and some quiet time.” And that was about it for advice and instructions. If you decide to install Recollections Metal Slat Walls, I have some tips for you!
This is what the wall looks like so far. Now that it’s up, I can see what peg board accessories I need and don’t need. The small clipboards hold notes for future projects and classes. Even though I keep lots of ideas digitally, I still love a list on paper!