or ... perfect timing. James left Monday afternoon (Labor Day) on business to Brazil. Yes, yes, retired ha-ha. He came back this morning ... so I had all week to work on a project for him ... to honor his 70th birthday which is coming up October 6.
Couple of birthdays ago I had given him a little wine cooler which resides in James' office. It's about 32 inches high and was standing on the floor. Since my husband is tall, he had to bend down to stock it or for finding something to open for our enjoyment. He never complained but I thought it was not convenient and was looking for something to stand it on ever since. Never could find anything. A few weeks ago I decided to get serious about it. When Sarah and I were on a mission for her (she asked me to help her with her falling apart closet) I mentioned it to her and she knew just the right place to look. And she was right.
I took these two pictures and the measurements of course to contemplate. I thought it was just a little high ... even if James is tall.
But, to make a long story short, I got it in the end. Sarah and I picked it up and brought it to her garage. Wade was kind to bring it over on Tuesday ... when James was gone.
Then when I wanted to push the drawer back to the front I had a bad surprise. It didn't come out. I tried and tried and tried. I studied the hardware and even took a picture of it and went to the hardware store again for advice. Nothing. Put a long explanation and question on a good neighbor's answering machine ... and as soon as I had hung up I had the solution and ran into the garage. I pushed the drawer all the way out the back and then put it in again from the front ... Eurica! Some solutions are just too easy.
I left the bottles for him to organize and he has already done so!
Something to check off the to-do list. Yeah!