Tuesday, February 22, 2011

retirement with Grandad

hey everyone

well, some, if not many, of us long for that era of our lives that is to be known as "retirement". as much fun as verk can be from time to time, i am pretty sure that all of us at one point or another have dreamed of giving it all up for good in order to sit back and relax for a bit.

granted, my Dad is in a phase of "semi-retirement" rather than outright retirement, and we were all kind of hoping he might, after many fine years of hard work, consider putting his feet up a bit and just take it easy. not so.

yes, rather than have a nice sit down and watch a DVD box set or read any one of a thousand books he's ordered recently, Dad has decided that "taking it easy" involves yet more building projects.

i must say this one looks rather impressive, possibly made all the better by the fact that i, a disaster with any sort of DIY project of note, have not been called upon for my input. Richard seems to have been roped in to a degree, though - here he is standing and observing.

nice work, Richard - not sure Dad would have managed to bang all those nails in without your guidance and opinion, as unsolicited as it probably was, being given!

for those of you with a thing for before and after pictures (yes, Dad, this would be you), here's what all the wood assembled and nailed in looks like before the varnish hits it.....

...and here it is all lovely with varnish and that on it.

nice work, Grandad!

no doubt he has several more projects all lined up and ready to go - one of which, i certainly hope, features working out putting up some blinds at the home of one of his children!

be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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