I finished a quickie little project today, which is all I’ve had time or energy for lately, between my dad being in the hospital and having bronchitis. The good news is, my dad is supposed to get released from the hospital tomorrow. He is chomping at the bit to get out and get back home.
I’m feeling a bit better after finishing my antibiotics, but the persistent cough wears me out and the doctor said it could take a month before it’s gone.
Anyway, I was rummaging through my stash of junk, looking for something, and I saw an antique keyhole escutcheon and an old wall hook that I’d forgotten about.
I pulled out a chippy door panel to attach them too, and had it done in a few minutes.
It’s projects like these that make me glad I’m a screw hoarder.
Brand new screws wood look out of place to attach the keyhole faceplate, but I saved a bunch of antique screws when I dismantled an antique piano and turned it into a desk.
I’ve got another chippy old door sitting outside my workshop that still needs to be taken apart. I need to start brainstorming some ideas to use it too.
We weren’t sure how to get my parents and their car back to New Mexico, without either one of them having to do too much driving for long spells, but my niece volunteered to take the train to my house, and drive them home, which is a relief for me and my sister. I’ll be sad to see them go, since we really couldn’t just enjoy being together with my dad in the hospital, but I’m grateful for the time we did have, and that my dad got to see his 99-year old sister before he fell and broke his hip.