We had lunch and then got started on the gardening project. We cleaned out the beds, raked and weeded, and got ready to plant tulip bulbs the next day. By Tuesday noon we had the bulbs planted and ten bags of compost spread.
It got very windy Monday afternoon, and the surf was up over on the bay.
The gull gallery next door kept track of our comings and goings.
We had time for a walk on the dike along the lagoon.
By Tuesday afternoon we were ready for our next project. Tad, our IT Guy and friend to Jake and us, had donated a big TV and two weeks ago he and Jake and Jake's cousin Andy got the cable hook up installed, but didn't have a stand. Our job was to figure out a stand for the TV. We decided to re-purpose a shelf we already had at the cabin, but then we had to make the whole thing secure.
Fastening the shelf to the wall was easy to figure out, but securing the TV was more tricky. We worked with Pip at Ace Hardware in Freeland, but couldn't come up with a means of attaching anything to the TV. After lots of designing and engineering that didn't work, I decided we should go with heavy duty Velcro.
The sticky Velcro was attached to the wall and secured with screws to the studs.
Then the Velcro was stuck to the back of the TV, a foot long piece, with a T strip across the top of the strap for extra reinforcement.
We don't think that shelf or TV are going anywhere unless the tsunami hits.
That was a time consuming project that left us with just a little time Wednesday afternoon. Tom took a nap and I went for a short walk.
And now we are back home in Seattle. The Cubs have just won an epic World Series.
All is good, unless, of course you are a Cleveland fan.