Today’s plans didn’t work out. I did not move the shelves and I did not get the antenna pipe stuck into the ground.
As I was going outside to get into my my old truck to go the storage unit, my wife said that there was a puddle of water in front of the sink. The person that installed under sink plumbing cut a piece of the drain tubing a bit too short and the connection between two pieces eventually pulled apart. When the sink was drained, the water “missed” the drain pipe, went onto the cabinet bottoms and then onto the floor. I looked at the piece that pulled out and it had cracked, so I couldn’t just put it back together and wait for a more convenient time to fix this.
My “pile” of spare parts is still in the city, so I had to go to the hardware store to get the needed parts. But, the local hardware store is closed on Sunday. The nearest hardware store that is open on Sunday is in the “larger city”, which is a 30 miles/48km from home.
Cleaning up the water spill, driving into the “larger city”, and installing the new drain tubing took a couple of hours and during that time the afternoon thunderstorms started. Moving bare wood shelves in the rain is not a good idea and I don’t like digging holes while standing in the rain, so we went to plan B.
Plan B is moving furniture around in the new home’s living room to find the most pleasing and optimum arrangement for everything.
As part of plan B, we also put together some bookcases so we can take our books out of the boxes in one of the bedrooms and start reestablishing our library. It is *SO* nice to have easy access to books.