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It started as merely a linen closet in the basement.

Which became a walk-in linen closet.

Which led to boxing in a furnace duct, truing one drywall panel, removing a wall section, removing two stub walls, relocating two light switches, removing one wall socket, removing the wainscoting, re-paneling the main house beam in the ceiling, re-paneling two more the furnace ducts, re-boxing the water main pipes, replacing the carpet, replacing the tiled floor section, replacing the suspended ceiling, replacing the light fixtures, and full painting.

Yes, I’m still new at this reno thing.

And what the heck were people thinking when they intially “finished” this basement?  If they had dealt with the staircase properly, the rest of the framing would have lined up nicely.  And the “drop down” under the front entrance – so odd.  Poorly planned.  The “new” closet (blue wall) should come out all the way to the drop down, but can’t because the existing storage entrance (short door) cannot be moved due to yet another furnace duct.

And there’s so much more wrong.  Or at least not up to my standards.  Mind you, it’s just a basement.  How far do I go to “fix” it?  Rip ~everything down and start again?  Crikey.

The answer is always Miata

Awesome car in every respect.

This one was fitted with monster 275/35R15 Hoosier tires. The fenders were cut to clear.  Crazy wide tires.

Yes, that’s a Lexan spoiler.  Yes, there are Kirkey seats in it.  Yes, there’s even a splitter on the front.  This car is fine-tuned to the maximum allowable in SCCA CSP Solo II rules.  And yes, we all want one.

I told you so.

Frankly, I am not at all surprised that the end of the world did not come, and we weren’t all raptured.  I’m a bit disappointed too.

And yet so many won’t….

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)