Sunday, January 8, 2017

Not a Ton of Progress

I don't know if I've mentioned it but I work in an accounting department.  The end of the year is always crazy at any company but more so if you're one of the folks responsible for producing the numbers that drive budgets and tax returns.

Add to that with the time off I had around Christmas and the time for the holidays, I was super behind on my work.  So when I got home at night this past week I haven't had a lot of energy to do much.  I'm also trying to not get sick like half of the office. 

I've been gluing the addition walls together a bit.  And while they were drying I worked on the front door.

Miniatures.com had a great little tutorial on how to make a modern door.  I needed a few things for it which arrived this week so I had everything conveniently to hand over the weekend.  I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.



Having something turn out nicely softened the disappointment I was feeling over the lack of windows arriving.  I had ordered four windows from Superior Dollhouse Miniatures and only one arrived.  Apparently despite them being in stock when I ordered them, they did not have four and changed my packing slip accordingly.  I'm irritated but figure I can use the one I do have as a template for making three others.

And it'll give me some practice making windows so I can do the skylights and smaller square windows required by the kit.

Other than that...life has been cruising along.  Lots of folks I know are sick with the flu and I hope you're all feeling better soon.

See you next weekend!

8 comments:

  1. Companies can be buggers for listing items that are not in stock. I'm glad you're going to give it a go making your own. I really like the style of the door :0)

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    1. I figure I don't have a deadline on this one so it won't hurt anything to take my time and try to make my own. Thanks so much. I was really happy with the door.

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  2. Sheila, there is a time for everything - and sometimes our hobby just has to wait ;-)

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    1. I know... but I don't have to like it! :-)

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  3. It drives me crazy when companies do that! You don't need one, you need four, and if they don't have four they should give you the opportunity you pick different windows.

    I'm in accounting, too, I manage AP and purchasing for a telecom company. My assistant and I have worked very hard to keep on top of everything and catch up on odds and ends, looking toward closing the year quickly and gracefully...then the stupid flu came. I'm headed back to work today, crossing my fingers that my inboxes aren't stacked to the ceiling.

    Nice job with the door! I really like it :)

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    1. Thanks! It turned out pretty well I think.

      Yeah I've worked for accounting pretty much all of my professional life and this is my second year with this company. It's much more manual and labor intensive but I'm also not solely responsible for every single bit of the financials which is a relief.

      Yeah don't get me started. First time I ordered from that company and I'm rethinking doing so again.

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  4. The door looks great! Good luck with the windows.

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    1. Thank you! I'm going to need it I think.

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