If you haven't heard, there have been a lot of changes here for singles. As part of that, I just finished moving my stake office again (2x in one month). It's been a couple long days, but I'm now expert at setting up networks, sharing drives, and configuring routers and print servers. However, that is not the fun I want to share. What is amazing is the office. The only thing I have to say is WOW! A little more ornate than your typical High Council room, don't you think? Here's a view from the head of the table.
Here's one from the other end. Please make note that yes, there is a couch against the wall as well.
As for my other projects to distract me during the rainy and sometimes snowy days, here's one from work: building an enclosure to house some equipment. I had the equipment but had to find everything else. I added an easy access panel at the top.
Here's a view of the inside - had to figure out how to tie everything down. And that's steel, mind you. I spent four hours last Saturday in Ace Hardware looking at all their connectors and trying to figure out what would work. It also included a trip to Lowes (and three more trips back to Ace), but worked out in the end.
Here's the finished product. It weighs a bit more than I would like, but it's protective!
While that's all fun, the real fun project has been making a Prince Charming costume. I've been thinking about how to do this for about a month now. It's going to be for a princess ball put on by Make-a-Wish for Erin. I don't think I've ever put this much effort (or money) into a costume before! That same day I was at Ace for four hours I also put in a couple hours at 4 different DI's looking for "inspiration". Here's what I came up with.
Assorted accessories from Walmart: $8 (Yes, I accessorized)
I spent all of yesterday with my sisters piecing everything together. We did quite a bit of sewing, adjusting, and modeling to get to this stage (10 hours later!). I just want to point out that I did the collar, cuffs and buttons all by myself! Thankfully, Renee and Betsy did the epilephs. Anyone remember what Laree did? :-p
All we need to add now is a sash and button holes. I'm pretty excited! And if you happen to know them, don't let Erin's parents know!
Apologies for the weird look. What can I say? It was Betsy taking the picture - I was probably trying to defend myself.
Special thanks to this picture for the inspiration, and this website for the instructions.