Monday, August 18, 2008

Here a closet, there a closet

Hellooooo, Our Shiputzim fans*.

We have several major developments to report, and so let's not waste any time with the pleasantries.

Here's what's happening:

Our neighbor (formerly known as “the kablan”) stopped by this morning to help YZG and ASG do the last panel of the porch screening, as you can see here:

YZG and ASG did the rest of the porch by themselves (as you can see herehere and here), but this last section was too tall.

In any event, we now have to purchase some wood to anchor the screens and prevent them from flying up like a sail in the wind.

In other news, the carpenter returned today and spent some more time on AMG’s closet:


And, finally, YZG and I acquired a closet for our own bedroom today.

As some of you may know, we had originally planned on waiting to install a closet in our room. After all, we’ve managed without one for ten years, B”AH. By now, we don’t barely notice the piles of clothes which have no place to go.smile_regular

But then someone posted on our local email list that they were giving away some aronot gratis. The owners are getting new aronot, because some of the inside shelves are no longer usable. But at that price, we figured it was an offer we couldn’t refuse. (And, anyway, we are happy with less shelves, because it gives us more hanging room.)

So, after working on the porch this morning, YZG and ASG drove down the street, dismantled the aronot, and brought them home. MAG, ESG, and TSG then washed all the parts, and YZG and ASG reassembled the closet.

And, now, without further ado, here’s our “new” closet:

IMG_2846 Stitch - Edited

Special thanks to ASG (aka the Chief of Photography) for expertly stitching the above picture together!

Well, that’s about it for now.

See you next time on another exciting, entertaining and enthralling edition of Our Shiputzim!


* Or should that be “fan” (i.e. singular)?… Is anyone still out there?… Feel free to leave a comment, and let us know that you’re still reading…


  1. easy enough to make more shelves, and even if the
    pins are missing or the holes for them are broken.

    just pick up some thrown out wood ( which is always available - just look for it) and then get someone with a power rotary saw to cut it up. :-)

  2. Thanks for the tip (and the offer).

    But, for now, we like it the way it is (i.e. with extra hanging space).


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