Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Rocky Mount, NC

So the over-the-counter microwave was harder than we first thought.  We finished working on it Monday.  We thought we had enough support added to the mounting bracket and we hung it on the wall.  Since it stayed up, Gin and I started working on it's vent.  She was on the ladder and I was standing next to her when the microwave fell on her.  She took a lot of the weight on her front bumpers which knocked her off the ladder.  Luckily her back bumper softened the blow as she fell on to the cabinet that was next to be installed.  My right hand caught the microwave against the ladder.  We were lucky that no one was really hurt and no property was damaged.  After we recouped, two more braces were attached to the studs along with two more band-aids for Gin's fingers (she's running out of digits).  That sucka ain't goin' nowhere now!

Today we put in the last cabinets while her father did the trim work on the sliding door to the bathroom.  We got the counter tops from Lowes and placed them on the cabinets.  They look nice.  Tomorrow we plan to install them.  :)  Hope it goes smoothly.  If we have time and energy left, we might get to put in the baseboards.  That would be great but it would be a big day.  One thing at a time.

Time to let Smudge out and get in bed.  We'll see how we feel at sunrise.


Happytrails said...

Just ran across your blog and look forward to reading and catching up with you guys as you make your way to full-timing.
We started full-timing in August 2009 (almost 1 year) and are loving it. :-)

Glad Gin wasn't hurt and the microwave got installed!! Be sure to pace yourselves!!

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Cruzin2some said...

So glad no one was seriously hurt.

Stay Safe

Levonne said...

You're getting closer to fall 2011 and time to hit the road. How is the planning going for this? Drop by Levonne's Pretty Pics and A Camp Host Housewife's Meanderings when you have a few minutes. I'd love to hear what you think of my newer work.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...


You are too funny: "Bumpers"! What a scream, had a great laugh over that.

What's Gin gonna' do when she runs out of fingers? Start on yours? ;c)

-Nellie and Jonathan said...

Oh man! Bummer!! Gin is going to need a prosthesis after all these injuries. Glad to hear you got it all fixed though. Good luck on the need it! hehe!

Merikay said...

Sounds like you are doing all the right things to make it a good job!