Friday, January 29, 2010

A home for dirt and puzzles

'Member me saying that I didn't feel like doing much of anything after Mike left?

That I was feeling blah and had lost motivation?

It's back

in the form of gardening.

But no gardening can be done without first preparing the soil.

And no soil prep can be done until you prepare the site. In this case the site is a box made out of old fence posts.

Hannah and I worked and worked. Dustin came over and posed for this shot.

Hannah with a drill. See the focus on her face?

Dustin begged us to let him use the staple gun... ok, ok...

and then he begged us to let him drill the holes for drainage.

I don't know how Dustin got in so many pictures. It's like he built the thing.... hmm.
Becca checking out the workmanship. I approve.
In fact, I'm ecstatic. Now to paint it and put the dirt in.

After our success with the garden box we were inspired to build a bookshelf that we badly need downstairs. It will hold puzzles and art supplies. The idea is to build something that can one day be moved up to a boys room and used as anything from toy storage to a TV stand... Jack, Dad and I haven't discussed whether or not you will ever have a TV in your room, so don't think this is set in stone. It could always be used as an encyclopedia stand.
So far we've borrowed a really cool saw, bought wood and screws and come up with a blueprint.
Hannah couldn't let our blueprint just be blue so she whipped this up on photo shop.
We'll see in a week or so how things really turn out.


To God be the glory... said...

So much talent. The story that goes along with the pictures is proof of much of the talent.

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Anonymous said...

can't wait to see the finished products!