Last Saturday was a project, but cleaning the house doesn’t make for a good blog post. On Friday night I was supposed to meet with a guy from whom I was buying a circular saw from craig’slist, but he never showed. That said, I did finally get that saw. I don’t think I’ll be using them right away this Saturday. I intend on making a couple frames from some wood I have here. Jean has a pirate map I made her last year. The map is in a cheap frame that is dramatically too big, and the frame is now warped because it sukt. New saw = new frame. I’m also about to order a couple portfolio prints from various companies to determine the best quality provider before listing my photos online. I’ll need to frame those too.
I also have a really good idea for making a window bench for an apartment with pets. In New York our apartments are very limited on space and it is difficult to keep a cat in your house and keep your house clean too, but Jean really wants to bring her cat to our new apartment when we’re married. With that in mind, and the fact that Jean likes sitting by the window in the morning, I have come to a eureka moment. I’ll build a window bench that incorporates two hidden compartments. One directly under the bench lid in which to store the cat food and other pet related supplies, and one opening from the side that provides access to the hidden litter box. Of course, there will be a arch door for the cat to walk through and a plastic-grass patch between the door and the litter on which the cat can involuntarily brush off its littered feet before re-entering the world. Put the litter box with grass on a sliding tray and we’ve got easier clean-up too.