July 08, 2004

Home Improvement

In an effort to reduce Aidie's use of the self-service kitchen in the middle of the night, Mrs H installed a new gate across the door. Because it cannot swing forward, thanks to the washing machine, this means backing up against the front door to open it and it is very difficult to exit the kitchen with hot food containers (whether this be saucepans, serving bowls, or cups of tea) in both hands as it swings open to block access into the lounge. The biggest problem may prove to be keeping Aidan from figuring out how to open it and hoping that the amount of pressure required to spring it open remains greater than his manual strength.

The other achievement by Mrs H today was the installation of a corner shelf for our first icon corner. In every place we have lived since we have been married, it has not been possible to install an icon corner. Instead we have used the shelves of various bookcases. I think Mrs H finally got fed up with them being strewn across the front of the books and saw this as a opportunity to consolidate them into one place. Well, not all of them, but at least some of them. I also moved our table-top thurible to the shelf. Now I just need to hang a lampada.

Posted by david at July 8, 2004 04:46 PM | TrackBack

Sara and I were warned that once Basil started crawling, it was going to be very interesting. Uh, yeah interesting...it's more like plugging holes in the dike. Our icon corner is a constant obsession for Basil and this has required some serious rearranging.

I guess we have much more to look forward to.

Posted by: aaron at July 9, 2004 08:12 PM

The new icon shelf is out of Aidie's reach, but one hinge of the kitchen gate is already coming out from the wall!

Yes, crawling is just the start. It only gets worse.

Posted by: Dave at July 10, 2004 01:12 AM

Don't you mean, 'things only get better'?! Of course he's hard work, but remember it is a joy and privilege to experience these stages that will soon be gone and longed for.

Just wait until Aidan wants to borrow 'daddy's new car' or when he leaves home. I know I will wish for the days that my only worry was whether he could get in the fridge or not.


Posted by: Mrs H at July 10, 2004 09:38 AM