Happy 2019! I took a couple weeks off through the holidays. It was a difficult Christmas with one less at the table, and Alma’s birthday January 1st came as a double whammy. We gathered to share his favorite foods and tell stories in remembrance of him…it was a good day.
This is one of my favorite stories, Alma describing how he built a breakfast bar for their home. “OK, so you start with a pile of scrap 2x6s from building the house. You put them through the table saw twice to make them more square, then through the planer twice, then through the drum sander several times per side. Then you cut both ends off to make the ends square, then you put them in your homemade Taylor press with some glue and a few screws. At this point you have a plank, that you now have to run through the planer 4 times, then through the drum sander 6 times. Cut it to size and shape, add some trim, some stain and lots of lacquer an, Wammo, you have a butcher block breakfast
I am beyond thankful to friends and family who have gotten us this far, and look forward to a year of adaptation, change and joy! Yes, change is in the air. Blessings to all. I’m back!