Oh yeah, you read that right. A very large, waterproof, sturdy, grill cover.
The first night I used it, Tali climbed up on top of the dollhouse and looked a little confused. That's what I want. Confusion to the Building Inspector.
There was just one issue.
You recall I had hooks on the balcony posts to hold hanging plants?
They're stuck on with Sticky Tacky glue and since they're metal they're pretty unforgiving of movement.
Yep, you guessed it, the grill cover knocked them right off.
So today when I started work I decided I was going to do something about that. Drilling holes through the metal wasn't easy but I managed it.
And now the glue is drying and the screws are in.
I'll prime them and get them painted black metallic so the screws don't stand out too much. But the important thing is that when I put the cover back on the house this evening I didn't hear any ominous clangs of metal hitting the table.
I also have been wanting to make a French Press coffee pot like Elizabeth did. I had to improvise with a few of the pieces but all in all, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
Not bad for my first attempt. I need to get some more metal and try again if I have time. It's one of those details that I wanted but didn't have time for until now.
And that wraps up October for me. Tomorrow is my wedding anniversary which will be celebrated as usual by giving away candy.
Candy I cannot eat. Husband and I are doing South Beach since we're both quite overweight and our doctor has said firmly (very firmly) that we cannot continue as we were. So, no carbs, no sugars for us. At least not for another week. We started this while we were on vacation which felt like the worst vacation ever. But he says he feels better and he's definitely sleeping better so even if I'm not losing weight as rapidly as he is, we'll keep going with it. We're definitely saving money since we can't eat out yet.
So wish us luck.
And have a Happy Halloween!