Transition time

So, I lost this entire weekend. Total bummer, because I had a busy weekend planned of woodworking and finishing projects up my sleeve.

This past Friday, I took delivery of the material for the next project I’m working on – a pantry unit for a good friend. I also had the rocking horse that Dominic and I were working on to complete. So, the plan was to get into the shop, knock out the rocking horse, move it to a corner of the shop and let Rhonda and the boys complete the finishing job.  Then, start hoisting sheets of plywood up onto the bench and start breaking them down into project components.  It was going to be the perfect weekend. Heck, I even had the weekend off from coaching, as the basketball league took a one week break.

Well, all of that went out the window. Total bummer. So, I’ve been working after work to get some stuff done in the shop. Tonight, I was able to get the horse assembled.  The results… Well, they did leave a little bit to be desired. My horse has a bit of a forward lean – no doubt a miscut in the shape of the rockers.  Looks perhaps like there is a bit of a peak in the middle that needs to be shaved down.  Oh well, that’s why I have a spokeshave and a month or so before I have to drop it off at the pregnancy crisis center.

So, while the horse is up with the vet, the sheets of plywood for the new pantry project are taking up space in the shop. It’s amazing how large – and heavy –  4 x 8 sheets of plywood are in person. One of these days very soon, I’m going to have to find a safer more out of the way place to stash them…

Because this Saturday is the annual pumpkin carving party as well…

Oh, well, life is all about going with the flow. And, I know that once I get everything back on track, we’ll be off to the races.

So, I’ll just have to sit tight, get some stuff done a little at a time, and try to enjoy the start of the hectic  season!


3 thoughts on “Transition time”

  1. One day at a time brother.
    It’s the same here, but a little bit each day and I’m starting to see light at the end of the tunnel.
    And that horse is looking pretty cool, forward lean or not.

  2. Tom, i am thinking that it is going to level out some when you put a childs weight in the seat. If not I would add weight underneath just before the tail. I like it!

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