Paradise ponders, recoveries, flowers, stairs, and risers edition... Debbie had a milestone day yesterday for her post-surgery recovery. Her bandages came off in the morning (she couldn't do it – got queasy – so I did it for her :). Then she took a shower; oh, so good. Then she got down the stairs to our basement cattery to see her babies. Then we had a steak dinner. Then we went up to Aggie's Creamery and got ice cream cones. A great day for her! But she was tired for some reason after all that. :)
Yesterday I completed the installation of the stairs I built into our sun room (photos below). All my careful measuring paid off: the stairs fit perfectly on the first try. The landing is level with our bedroom floor, as intended, and the little “lip” I machined out fit over the door sill exactly as intended. I'm very pleased with the way the finish blends with our tile floor, too. Next step: some more careful measurements for the rail (it will be on the left side). Once I make those, I'll send them off to the folks at Lazy K Wrought Iron to get a rail made. At that point our sun room will (finally!) be complete. We'll make another road trip up there to get them!