My wifes parents are coming.
They’re planning to be here next month and are staying for an unspecified amount of time. So… we’re trying to prepare the guest room for them.
We picked up a couple of end tables (one for each side of the bed) so they have someplace for a reading lamp and perhaps a place to store their teeth when they sleep 🙂
We went to a few furnature stores looking for tables made of maple. Unfortunatly, that must be terribly unfasionable, as everything was made of oak, or was stained so dark that it woudn’t match the wood in our home. We finally settled on the type of tables that come in a box (where you assemble them with glue, nails, and these odd little cam locks). Yeah…. they’re cheesy, but at least they match everything else.
Assembly of these little wonders wasn’t too bad… if you read the instructions (if you don’t… prepare to be frustrated with a chance of destroying the damn thing because you attached the drawers with the wrong cam studs).
Unfortunately, one of the cam locks broke and we weren’t able to fully assemble both of them. I called the company that makes the tables today and they’re sending more parts.
Other less than exciting news: it’s raining cars here in Spokane (sorry about the google header at the top… it’s a subscription site and this is the only way to link to it).
I’ve been in that parking structure. There are several things that should stop a vehicle from going through the wall like that. There is a parking stop (the concrete thing your tires hit), a couple of 1″ steel cables that run in front of the wall, then the reinforced concrete wall itself. The woman in question must have been seriously moving to punch through all that.
Of course, falling 5 stories gives you a little time to think about what just happened. Scary!