Monthly Archives: May 2014

Trains, trains, old trains, rust and other stuff.

This afternoon was a “take a break from your sibling afternoon.” Susanna took Will to “Launch,” an indoor trampoline house. I took Ben to the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum. What a great time. It was dirt cheap. Only $6 for … Continue reading

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Playing in the Rain

A quick passing storm allows for some fun outside after dinner:

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Another weekend project finished…

This year, Susanna and I are trying to focus on smaller projects. Projects that can be finished in a weekend. Over the past couple of years, we have completed many major projects that took several months to complete and we … Continue reading

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A new car…

I have been driving our 1999 Jeep Cherokee for many years. It still runs, but is showing its age: the air-conditioning is out, driver’s side airbag doesn’t work, the horn doesn’t work, one of the doors is damaged from an … Continue reading

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A short work day!

The boys have a shortened school day today. That means an afternoon off of work for me. It isn’t as nice out as it was earlier this week, but it isn’t cold and it isn’t raining (yet). Sounds like a … Continue reading

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Finally, a boat shape is starting to form

This afternoon I installed the starboard side and the middle frame piece. The boat shape is starting to show – though it looks a bit skewed in the picture – I think that is the angle of the camera. I … Continue reading

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Starting to look a little bit like a boat

The next project is moving along. I spent a two hours this afternoon cutting out the last two pieces from the 3/8″ plywood sheet and started to stitch up the panels into a boat. It will be interesting to see … Continue reading

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One busy day. And one tired family

We had a super busy family day. Our Saturdays start with soccer camp in the morning for both boys. However, this morning, Ben was too tired to play soccer. Susanna took Will to soccer, and I took Ben to run … Continue reading

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One project down… time to start another.

I finished the second nightstand this morning. I put the final coat of varnish on the project, and tomorrow morning I’ll move it to Will’s room. ┬áTime to move onto a new project. The next project is a little different … Continue reading

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