The gates have been completed, and we've already used the new gate on the North side several times.
Makes it MUCH easier to access the backyard when you're in the front.
The small shed will go back here late Fall, early Spring.
I'll get one big enough to hold the garden tools and some other items, but small enough to allow easy access to the gate.
The next project will be to get this basement egress window well squared away.
It's been like this since we bought the house almost five years ago, and we're thankful it hasn't gotten any worse.
The aluminum tower is my antenna mount for my satellite antennas. Still not sure what I'll do with it.
And over on the South side of the house, we have the replacement gates.
From the back:
And from the front:
These should be strong enough to withstand the storms we get here, but I'm still going to use a ratchet strap in the Winter.
Both Little Guys were over for their visit today, and the littlest one is right on the edge of full-fledged walking. He can take three or four steps before he goes down on his rear end, but if he can have one hand on something, it's off to the races!
Just about finished rebuilding the transport mechanism for the Pioneer cassette deck I've been working on. It was dirtier than first examination revealed, so *everything* had to be taken apart, cleaned of old grease and grunge, and put back together.
And it almost takes a Watchmaker's skill to do so! Many small plastic washers *of various thicknesses* that have to go back where they came from to keep the clearances In Spec, tiny springs and screws, and .....GASP! Numerous "E-Clips" to hold things together.
One trick I've learned over the years is to have a small, powerful magnet in your hand when you pop them off the shaft. They have a tendency to go sailing across the room, and they're a PITA to find teen-tiny ones in the carpet! The magnet keeps them from getting away, and is a good 'storage space' for them.
My son signed the lease on an apartment today, so he'll be moving out. Living here, he's 30some miles away from where he works. His new place is TWO MILES from his shop. He'll be driving far less, and burning much less fuel. He also won't need to continue renting his storage space, so that's another savings.
I'll sure miss having him around, though.
Y'all have a great weekend, and Be Safe Out There....