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Old 05-31-2023, 05:48 PM   #121 (permalink)
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It took two days, but I replaced the hasp on the shed!

I went to work on my car, but the first step was to clean the mating surface for the water pump, and that seems like something that should have been diagrammed, but there was not a single illustration!
I came in to look up the location and figured that I did not have the time before my client, so I made a late lunch.
Amazon said that the new hasp to replace the one I broke on the shed arrived the day before yesterday, but I never saw it, so I tried to track it down, and asked Mom about it.
She said that she never saw it, but when I kept talking about it, she asked my brother where he put some unknown package.
I found it on my bed.
Ever since I busted the hasp, I have shoved a 2x4 against the door to hold it closed, which usually works, but I wanted to fix it.
I had already filled in the holes from the original hasp, but while I did not have a problem drilling holes for the staple right where the old holes were, only one hole for the actual hasp went where it was supposed to.
I think the toothpicks I used to fill the hole were harder than the door material and the drill wandered, so I filled in 2/3 holes.
I used a hair dryer for a couple of minutes, but it did not seem to dry much.
The doors donít line up, indicating the foundation settled (sure!) and I didnít want to deal with it, so I figured that I would add it to the list for Momís original handyman. My floor jack was still out back, so I found a 2x4 that fit and jacked up the door to line up with the others, but it wouldnít line up once I removed the jack, and I shouldnít mess up the replacement hasp.
Today I jacked up the 4x4 on that corner and there was about a ĹĒ gap in the front. I cut an old piece of MDF that came with the house the same size as a cinder block, but I couldnít find my circular saw, so I clamped it to the picnic table, and used my jigsaw for the second time.
I jacked up the shed a little more, slid in the piece of MDF, lowered the shed, and the doors lined up!
There is a big gap on the bottom of the left doors, which probably needs attention, though!
It can shift all kinds of ways, but if the doorway is wider at the bottom than the top then it sounds like the doorway isnít square.
Can there be another problem?
I was actually writing this in Word, and it harassed me about every contraction, but I keep missing letters, and then I would hit [ctrl][backspace] to fix it, spell it wrong again, delete the word again, and the second time it would delete the space in front of the word, which it did not do the first time.
Since it did not do that the first time I would write the next word, which did not have the space t needed, so I changed to my Chinese knockoff, and I am still dropping all kinds of letters.
It looks like I am having a stroke.

The spellcheck on the Chinese knockoff did not work very conveniently, so I moved it back, and Word was skipping errors! They had broken red lines, but it went right past them!

Also, I used a document that I use for TradeWars, and TradeWars does not use Word-standard grammar, so even though I highlighted the non-TradeWars section, it ignored that and started with the very first TradeWars thing, so I needed to move the non-TradeWars thing to the very beginning.

[deep breath]

[sings a song from "the Animaniacs"]

I opened a new document and am trying to type carefully, but I donít have the time to type carefully, I have a million things to do, and 47 days to do them!
When I was replacing the trim (which I never finished; where did that last board go?!) I bought a big box of nails that were too big. I used them for the first window, but bought another box for the second, and now I have 9.9 pounds of nails that I will probably never use.
I grabbed one of the oversized ones and used it to start the last two holes. They lined up, I drilled them, put in the screws, and needed to force the hasp closed.



When I saw the swivel staple I figured that it would be better than the stationary one that was originally on the shed. When Mom and Dad moved in the previous owner left something going through the staple to keep the door closed, but you can just swivel the staple.

With that bend in the hasp to accommodate the swiveling staple I needed to shove the hasp in order to swivel the staple.

It seems like it would work better if it were flat like for the non-swiveling hasp.

Now I can fix the 2002 Civic?!

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