Saturday, October 6, 2012

A room in a recent remodel project need a door with a clipped" corner, in order to open into a low pitched ceiling. This is the door opening from the inside of the room. It will hinge on the left side and swing into the sloped ceiling on the left. The ceiling can't be seen very well here because of the angle, but in order to open all the way, the corner will need to be angled like that for clearance.

this is looking at the door from outside of the bedroom: this is what I have been working on in the shop... a door with a clipped corner. It is a simple pine door to match the factory made doors that we have in the rest of the house:,among other things, that is one of the projects I have been working on in the shop.

Recently I had the opportunity to drive past the house that I grew up in in Inver Grove Heights. 

I was in the area for other reasons, but while I was there, I thought I would visit an O'reily Auto Parts store and buy some things I needed. I punched in the address on the GPS and set off. Turns out it was located at the location of what I had known in my teen years as the Village Square Mall. It was still called the Village Square, but the mall was gone, there were a lot of businesses located there, more or less, in their own buildings. The Auto parts store was among them...

The house I grew up in looked the same though it seemed much smaller than I remembered it. I think it has been 20 years since I was there last. The neighboring houses all looked pretty much as I remember them.

There was a Simon's TV and Appliance store still there half a block down Cahill Avenue. I thought that would have changed, it always seemed like such an odd store to be located there in that residential setting. I remember when it came. It took over the old Pixy-Pak store where we used to go to buy Cool Pops for a dime and Bazoka Joe bubble gum with the little comic strips for a penny.

Down near the Village Square area there was Drakulas Bowl, pretty much as I remember it. The bowling alley/ bar where we used to go play advanced digital video games like Pong on big machines for a quarter.

The woods across the street from the house was still there. Still a park, though when I was a kid it was just a wild place that I could roam around in at will, rarely seeing another human being. I think that was where I started thinking about eventually moving to a place where the wilderness seemed to go on forever...

Still, now, sometimes when I am in the city, I think... there is something going on here that seems interesting too... sometimes I think maybe someday I could try living there again...