After a hearty breakfast, I headed out to a local hardware store - and then another - looking for a cabinet door pull in antique or oiled bronze.
The door to the small crawlspace under our stairs on the lower level is half-height, but had no latch or knob. It's a friction fit, but that made it more difficult to open. So a drill and a collection of #6 machine screws in varying lengths later, the pull is installed.
Then I mounted a new thermometer on the deck, as the old one seems to have lost its flexibility. No matter how cold the night, it never read below 10°. So that's done, although I have to admit that the new one is harder to read. It can't possibly be my eyes or bifocals, so it must be the thermometer's fault, right?
Then I made the kitchen more quiet. Seriously, the three-lobed cam on the bottom of the self-closing 'fridge door had cracked (a common problem) and produced a loud pop every time the door was opened or closed.
But Amazon came through yet again, and after emptying all the shelves in the door, I took it off. Turns out the cam I ordered was too long, but the right diameter. So about 30 seconds' work with a hacksaw remedied that, the new cam was tapped into place, and the door reattached.
So not a bad way to start the day, doing minor chores, and making me feel productive. It's not exactly a remodeling project, but minor maintenance can make a good home feel even better.
Now I need to re-visit some promises I made about continuing the Team Frostbite/MHI fan fiction I started oh-so-long ago. We'll see how far I get before anything else gets added to the "honey do" list.
Y'all stay safe and warm out there, friends; thanks for stopping by.