We did it, we did it, yeah, yeah, yeah…

FINALLY… I've always wanted to build shelves into the alcoves next to the fireplace in the dining room/office. Mainly so that I could order our CDs alphabetically.

We did it, we did it, yeah, yeah, yeah…

Call me a nerd, but really… I don't have the time to go hunting for things when they're strewn higgledy piggledy (can you tell I'm going to turn 40 this year?) throughout the house.

I talked about it for years. And I was well fed up with the clutter.

We did it, we did it, yeah, yeah, yeah…

 Well… the other day I finally dragged the boys down to Danahers for timber. I'd taken all my measurements beforehand and drawn a plan. My intention was to hand the picture to the nice man at the timber shop, have him cut everything to size and take it home to assemble it into the nook.

We did it, we did it, yeah, yeah, yeah…

I had a minor crisis of confidence when I got there. The sound of Guy's voice predicting another of my 'unfinished projects' resounded in my ears. I also remembered that sometimes I miss the spot that tells me it's a metre and 10 centimetres plus three more I'm measuring, rather than a metre and 3 centimetres.

We did it, we did it, yeah, yeah, yeah…

So I chickened out and had him cut the lengths a little longer than I'd written down, thinking I'd use our jigsaw to trim the excess. Of course I'd bought new blades for our jigsaw so I wouldn't have any trouble cutting the hardwood I was purchasing.

We did it, we did it, yeah, yeah, yeah…

To cut a long story short; the blades didn't fit, the alcove was not the same width at the front and the back (different plaster thicknesses, old house) I had to saw everything by hand, rasp a bit, curse and gasp a bit – but, with a bit of help from Guy we did it, we did it, yeah, yeah, yeah!!!!

I've told Guy he has to call me Supergirl for the rest of the weekend!

We did it, we did it, yeah, yeah, yeah…