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  • The Beautiful Cutting Board....I ruined

    I can soooo relate.... That split second when you realize you just did something pretty stupid. I'm hoping "the dumbest thing I'll ever do" is in my past, but my dad taught me age is not necessarily wisdom: He wanted a yard light 'just there' on the work shop, not an inch to the left or an inch to the right. But 'just there' was on a thick beam and he didn't have a drill bit long enough to do the job; being thrifty, he didn't want to buy a new bit for one project. He decided to go 'old school' and try to shoot a hole with his .22 rifle... while on a ladder in an aluminum building with a concrete floor. It knocked him to the ground, his ears rang for three days, and he ended up buying a new drill bit since the 'hole shooting' failed. He was 68, proving we're never too old to le...

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    I can soooo relate.... That split second when you realize you just did something pretty stupid. I'm hoping "the dumbest thing I'll ever do" is in my past, but my dad taught me age is not necessarily wisdom: He wanted a yard light 'just there' on the work shop, not an inch to the left or an inch to the right. But 'just there' was on a thick beam and he didn't have a drill bit long enough to do the job; being thrifty, he didn't want to buy a new bit for one project. He decided to go 'old school' and try to shoot a hole with his .22 rifle... while on a ladder in an aluminum building with a concrete floor. It knocked him to the ground, his ears rang for three days, and he ended up buying a new drill bit since the 'hole shooting' failed. He was 68, proving we're never too old to learn 'the hard way'. I took advantage of this lesson: "Note to self - do not try to shoot holes through beams."

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  • How I destroyed our dinning table.

    Quick fix... table cloth. If you want to get fancy, get a piece of glass to cover it and do some decoupage to make it a "keepsake". :)

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