I started off today by getting up earlier than normal. Strange thing to do on vacation but I had told Josie I’d drop her off at work after taking the girls to day care. After Sharlene and Daryl left I decided to get some of my job list done. I spent about one and a half hours looking for my aluminum tape, which I didn’t find. Looks like the humidifier is not getting installed today. Project two went a bit better. Replaced some damaged wallpaper in the bathroom. Next up was the floating shelf for the projector. Once I had gotten all my tools together I headed to the Living room to start. I noticed that the light was off and I was sure I’d left it on. Turns out we had a small blackout. A transformer bit the dust down the street and I couldn’t get started until Hydro got the power back on. I was able to notch out the baseboard so my Media tower would fit flush to the wall. I measured for the shelf and mounted the bracket. I put the shelf on the bracket and thought it looked pretty good until I noticed that the middle of the shelf was touching the wall but both ends were not. I checked with a long straightedge and found a good half inch bow in my wall. I could just leave it and Sharlene thinks no one will notice. I’ll notice every time I look at the shelf. I think tomorrow I’ll have to scribe the shelf and get it fitting flush with the wall or I’ll always see that gap. Anal? perhaps but in the words of a certain Mike, “If you’re going to do it, do it right”
I’m not sure what happened but I seem to have lost a day. My first day of working vacation seems to have gone away without much getting done. I got a lot of small personal things done, mostly cleaning up my computer mess. I spent some time with April and Breanna while Josie went to an appointment. Ah, that’s it, I watched two movies with the girls. That’s where the day went. We watched Wall-E for the first time and Finding Nemo for the tenth time. When the girls went for a nap I got a few phone calls made and installed a beta of Windows 7 to test out. I have to get more done this week.