I seriously considered just being lazy for the whole time I am on vacation, but it doesn't seem like that's going to happen.
When my daughter went to visit my sister in Oregon a few weeks ago, my evil sister sent me back this dragon sculpture/puzzle thing. She knows I like dragons and she does love to torment me so this seemed like the perfect gift. One hundred and forty seven little wooden pieces that had to be punched out, individually sanded and assembled with very sketchy instructions. It took me a little over two hours, four cigarettes and two cups of coffee.
Whew! It's cool, but I'm glad that's done. Sometime in the future I will dab a little Elmers glue in some strategic places and shoot the thing with some green Krylon.
I also spent about four hours out in my workshop, cleaning and rearranging and making room. I've put together two truckloads (okay, a small truck) of stuff to get rid of. One of just junk and trash and the other metals and plastics to go to the recycling joint.
I'm going to try and build myself a good rolling workbench that I can build other things on. I do like building things, even if I am not all that good at it. I learned most of my construction techniques in the sign business so I tend to make things that will stand up to 90mph winds. The things I build tend to be heavy and way over engineered, but by gawds they don't usually fall apart!
I just hope when I'm done with the workbench that it doesn't fall through the floor.
So anyway, I'm off to clean up some more stuff and sort more things out in the workshop. I figure by monday I'll be ready to start building.
Wish me luck...
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