Wednesday, December 30, 2020

2020 Overview

 2020 sucked and I don't need to tell you why. Despite the high level of suckiness I did have a productive year. A lot of us did because we found ourselves laid off and working on our project lists. I scrolled back through the blog and made a list of some of the things I accomplished this year. Heres a condensed version:

 I built tool boxes. There were three major builds on my toolbox ensemble and two of them were this year. Of course there were a lot of posts about those builds and continued modifications.

 Grandpas table saw got a much needed rebuild. It was one of those things that needed to be done decades ago but just kept getting pushed off.

 I built a much over due parts cabinet that puts all the hardware I own in one location. Its really nice being able to look in one spot for something instead of ten different possible spots. If its not in the parts cabinet then I don't have one and can quit looking elsewhere. Think about it. How many times have you spent twenty minutes looking for a particular screw or nut or rivet? I bet this will gain me a month of free time over the rest of my life. Ya, my mess was bad so at least a month.

 I finally gussied up our front porch. New posts, paint and such. I painted all the exterior doors. I replaced all the screen doors. I painted the roof. I painted all the soffit, fascia and trim. I replaced some siding on the garage and painted the whole thing as well. Oh and I seal coated the driveway too.

 I remodeled the garage. This project started with two new garage doors and morphed into a full blown makeover. Insulation, walls, ceiling, floor paint...the whole works. This is another one of those projects I should have done thirty years ago but who has the time?

 I posted a video on the 5 stages of shop rags and another about a stolen motorcycle.

 Speaking of videos, In October of 2019 I posted my first regular Sunday blog with a video attached so in 2020 I completed my first full year of 52 videos for a total of 63. I still haven't become comfortable in front of the camera but have no plans to quit filming. In fact, I enjoy making the videos more than writing this blog so if Blogger ever goes away I guess I'm set up with a venue I'm ok with.


1 comment:

  1. 2020 may have sucked but you sure did accomplish a lot. As always, I envy your DIY skills and persistence. Hopefully I'll regain more of those skills I had when I was younger than evaporated 40 years ago.

    You have inspired me to organize my basement workshop. It's a mess. But I've installed some 4 foot LED light banks to drive away the gloom, purchased a HUSKY tool chest to drive some order, and eventually create a space when it's comfortable to work and I can find what I need. I measure success by the amount of cursing I do while working. Fewer curse words, more success.

    Best wishes to you and your family for 2021.