Proof that I’m lame

Here it is New Years and we’re sitting alone at home, having a snack and watching New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, so this post is proof that we’re lame. In fairness, we did have an invitation to a party out of town, but that wouldn’t be very fair to Evan. If he doesn’t get his nap or get to bed at the proper time, things don’t go very well… So, we get to spend some time with Ryan Seacrest and Fergie…

Speaking of Evan, I’ve spent a good portion of my time off working on a new bed for him. I have sawdust in places I didn’t even know existed. I basically finished up tonight, so I’m about ready to pass it off to my wife for painting. One nice thing about the project is that I got to buy some new tools. I finally got myself a compound miter saw (no more manual miter box for me!). I also got a small air compressor from Sears and found a very inexpensive brad nailer at Harbor Freight. All of them work great!

On Tuesday it’s back to work, but this time I don’t feel bad about that. I’ve gotten some things accomplished and spent a lot of quality time with my family. I will miss getting to hang out with Evan all day, though.

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  1. Yea – we hit lame a couple of years ago. Even when we had Clayton, we still had a bunch of people over for New Years, but we’ve decided enough is enough after Christmas. And you, know, it’s been nice. I actually feel like I some real time off for once. I’m even cleaning my workbench! Again…

  2. Harbor Freight is a great store – I discovered it about a year ago, and they usually have everything I’m looking for, with prices tending to be much more reasonable than the “big” stores like Lowe’s, Menards, etc.

    I started working on a project myself last month that got set to the side due to Sarah’s granddad’s illness and passing, but I’m hoping to pick it up again next week. I’m sanding down my brother-in-law’s old acoustic guitar (which is in basically worthless condition now) and will fix up the nicks, and then give it a custom paint job in Minnesota Vikings colors, replete with a decal of the team logo. Definitely the most interesting – and challenging – woodwork project I’ve tackled, but so long as I take my time with it, I’m confident it will turn out well. Good thing his birthday isn’t until June, though! 🙂

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