After an early start,unusual for me 8.30 with Louis walk behind me, I decided to put a shelf in the cupboard for Mavis,s Pans. I had a nice piece of new 5 ply in the shed just itching to be used. Next I salvaged 2 nice bits of 1 x 1 inch wood from the packaging from the new cooker. ( I never throw wood away,) A quick measure up and find the ply is 3 inches to short ,Ok I can sort that. I put on my scarf wooly hat and set up my jigsaw. Gosh its a lot colder than I thought. I cut to width the ply and also cut a strip 3 inches after a lot of messing about I glued and screwed the strip to the end of it . Now its long enough and wide enough to fit in the cupboard. I fixed the 1x 1 for supports. At last I dropped it into place and Mavis had a new shelf. What should have been about an hours work took me 3 hours. I have not got enough space here to list what went wrong, but what would go ,did go . Now with a blood blister and a splinter in my thumb. I realise I am too old now to do DIY.
After all this Mavis realised she left her new frying pan inside the oven that they took away when they delivered the new one. So its not only me!