I have always hated phone books especially after they got rid of the small local area ones and replaced them with huge five inch things that weigh five pounds. I just want a few local numbers. I just call the same people all the time anyway..and no I do not have them programed into the phone. I have them up on the “Nerve Center” ..stuff is stored there until it is thrown away, paid or otherwise dealt with. The only thing that stays is the note card list of phone numbers, cell phone numbers and the list of when the magazine subscriptions were paid for. The sleazy magazine people will try and get you to renew your subscription a year in advance if you let them..I have one that says they have me on automatic renewal..well I said “Listen Buster..I have news for you..I write the checks and you are not getting one with that kind of automatic attitude.”
The Nerve Center was getting too small..actually it has been too small for a long time. Off we went looking for a larger cork board to make my life more organized. Well good luck with that one..I found only a couple of sizes..the one I had and another one that was the size of a billboard. I decide that I could live with the one I had..it might just need new cork. So we bought a package of cork squares.
On the way home as we pulled into the garage I noticed an old bulletin board that I had used for the greenhouse..it might just be the perfect size. It barely fit between the phone and the landing. I could use what cork I had and run to town and get more if I needed it.
I was impatient..it was cold outside..below zero..yuck.
We had to move that clock..one of the hazards of having wood walls is footprints on the walls when you move something..it will fade in time. I glued and double stick taped the new cork tiles in place. I found some scrapbook loony paper to fill in for cork at the bottom. I used lots of push pins to help hold everything in place. Fancy Smancy new wooden ones, and I even found my little bug pushpins from the greenhouse! Ta da..
Use what you have and make it better instead of buying new.
This will work for now..I have visions of a cabinet with two doors with loons on the front..when you open the doors..you are in the nerve center..shh..no one tell Far Guy but I may put it on list for him to build next summer.
I am still working on my list for another 12 days. The cubbies under the step have been completed..and the dining room is all done..except for the glass thingy's on the light fixture..the days are dark and dreary and I don’t want to wash them when they are hot.
Onward and forward into the kitchen..it is way below zero here..very cold. Good time for me to stay holed up in the kitchen:)