February > January

Is January over yet? I have things to do and they are all taking place in February. You see, first is my birthday which is next week. Birthdays are always good. The following week I am heading to Seattle for a few days to visit a friend. I am staying on Bainbridge Island this year which will require a short ferry ride. I understand that Bainbridge Island is a nice place with a shopping area and stuff. I am more excited about the ferry ride than shopping, though.

I am moving into a house at the end of February and I am currently spending an enormous amount of time planning and dreaming about this house. It’s a 3br/2ba house with a fenced yard which means I might be able to get a dog. Might.

I am obsessing about some things I want to do, including rehabbing the bathrooms, building a workbench in the basement and then making other things. I like to make things and this house will give me the space to do so. I want to be the queen king of DIY. Of course, I can’t do anything until I close on this house. AT THE END OF THE MONTH. I hope I can make it the next 30 days.

For now, I am stuck in January, about to begin packing, and dreaming about February.

DIY Music Cabinet

Console Record Player Retrofit

I’d like to add this to my “to-do within the next five years” list. I adore the idea of having an old school music cabinet. My guts would be a little different. I’d probably thrown an AppleTV in for the storage/playback and then I would be able to control it around the house with my iPhone and iPad. I would probably create some kind of bracket above the cabinet to mount the iPad to the wall for music selection.

“…[This is] a retrofit of a late-1960s era cabinet record player. It’s a Fleetwood model 4057, made in Montreal… It came complete with AM and shortwave radio, record player and tape input, powered by a tube amp rated for 117 V, 0.95 A at the input…The guts were all removed and replaced by a modern turntable, digital music player, amplifier and controller.