Sunday, February 17, 2008

Tools of the trade...

Daddy was a carpenter, so I know of a few tools.
Not too many - he really never showed us "girls" too much about tools.

Still in that 50's time warp where girls do girl stuff and boys learn about.... tools...and cars...and finances...and...apparently, a lot of swear words. (...but just when things don't go completely perfectly, which, when you're working with wood, seems to be a lot....)

Here are a few of the tools Mr. B has been using these past few days...

I'd show you a picture of caulk, because it seems caulk is a major ingredient in all of home repairs, but we seem to be out...again...which probably accounts for yet another trip to the hardware store...

Love those flat, fat pencils! I just figured out the reason they're flat, I think, is so the don't roll off stuff? Maybe...

I always thought they were made sort of ugly so we girls didn't take them all the time..

Ever notice they don't have erasers? If that's not positive thinking......

I'm surprised both of the levels have the bubble in the center - not that Mr. B's work is not level, but in an older home, nothing is plumb, level or square...

Lulu enjoyed the sunshine while it lasted today...so did Braxton, but I really think he would have preferred a sweater..


Lulu is such a sweetie - I love this "divot" on her forehead - it's just perfect for stealing kisses - and she's so soft and smooth there....

And so...while some people worked......

...some people played........

But all chipped in to get to this "sneak peek" (now remember, the bead board and the shelf will be "Buttermilk" then antiqued...)

Mr. B has almost completed the window seat and the adjoining bookshelves...maybe we can get some color up tomorrow. Then it will really seem as if it's coming together!

Have a fun President's Day and do whatever you're supposed to do on President's Day...

-me

2 comments:

Pen Pen said...

I don't know what to do on president's day, but I did enjoy my day off. (did a little "fun" shopping) I like your new shelf. Can't wait to see how you decorate it!

Brenda said...

Im so ready to see.The puppies look to really enjoy the sun.