Deni and Yvonne (a lady that lives on Deni's block) arrived each with a truck and we actually managed to get the three bookcases down the stairs and onto the truck without incident. We had previously loaded the table saw onto Deni's truck knowing we would need it to cut 4' x 8' paneling to set up the wall for the book cases.
The only injury that occurred was while loading the bookcases and making sure they were secure, Michael, wedged a shelf in between the bed of the truck and the back of the bookcase. He didn't realize that his index finder was lodged between the back of the book case and the shelf as he forcefully pushed down! Michael lost a pretty good chunk of skin and blood was flowing. Of course the bandages were packed in a box somewhere in the apartment, so we wrapped is bloody stump in a paper towel and packing tap and set on our way to the house.
After unloading the trucks, Deni stayed at the house washing windows; transplanting (what we think is a) Paginas Amarillas, and cleaning up the work areas, while Michael and I made a trip to Home Depot, to purchase the paneling.
After preparing the area with an extra support 2 x 4 and cutting the paneling to size, we were able to get the book cases in place.
|An oak desk with hutch will be added to the open area between the bookcases.|
The day was filled with dark clouds and it rained on and off - thankfully after we had moved the bookcases. Later in the afternoon, while I was working in the bathroom, the sun came out. As I walked past the living room sliding door, I noticed Michael outside with the camera. It was a double full rainbow that spanned the entire horizon. As I walked to the end of the carport, to get a fuller view. This was what appeared.
|A Double Rainbow lands on the Wood's New Secret Garden!|
...and the single red rose bud, has also bloomed into a beautiful, full and fragrant blossom...
Okay - turning in for the night. So much more to get accomplished; but, I am feeling very encouraged by the events of the day.