January 31, 2018:


Today is the Super Duper Blue Red Full Eclipse Partial Eclipse Moon, depending on where you may be viewing from.

Three years ago this day was my last day of working and I retired after 46 years of full-time work. I've enjoyed every single moment of my retirement since then - three years and hoping for twenty more, we'll see how things go...

February and March can be cruel months in southeastern Wisconsin where I live. January itself was nutso here weather-wise, with two separate thaws. I don't ever remember getting two January thaws before, and many years none happened at all.

Before I know it I'll be headed to Las Vegas to visit my friends and celebrate some sunshine and warm weather, and see a show (I always try to squeeze one in). Meanwhile, I am continuing, slowly, to make this smaller retirement ranch into a home that makes me smile in every room. I still have lots to do, including major painting projects. I keep putting them off. Seems at 66 I'm not so keen on painting as I was at 36. Gee, I wonder why...


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Storage in Stairs and Stairwells

Hola darlings!

Right now I'm in the throes of watching the U.S. Women's Chess Chamionship and exciting it is, indeed!  Only two more games to go and I've got the live coverage on right now on my other lap top and listening/watching even as I'm working on this old trust Toshiba. 

I didn't want you to think I'd fallen off the end of the world.  I saw this article the other day at Yahoo and really enjoyed it.  Over the years I have seen ideas on utilizing space underneath stair wells - often involving creating an office space or cozy reading nook with built-in seating and shelving, or shelving and cushy wing chair with footstool, but this article really opened up my eyes to many different possibilities, most of which I just cannot imagine would meet United States building code requirements (no railings, too steep a pitch of step to stair ratio). Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  For the creative D-I-Yers, or those who can afford to hire professional help, any of these ideas can be adapted to your own homes.

10 Clever Under-Stair Storage Space Ideas & Solutions

A wealth of ideas just in these four photos.  Many more ideas by following the link.

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