Friday, December 18, 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Ryan's company was sold in October and he maybe laid off.
This isn't a normal pack your box and leave thing.
The new company can't really evaluate him until January 1st.
They can make a decision around February 1st and if he is laid off it starts April first.
When we lived in Pennsylvania; that layoff he was told Valentines day his last day was in April.
In Detroit's layoff was a "here is your box, put your life in it."
This layoff gives closure if we knew he was not to work there, but we have no idea, life is in the air and it may not even be a layoff just a change of company.
What we do know is that God has given us peace. Crazy, un-understandable peace. We are not selling off everything except the kids. We are at peace, I can't describe it. I should be packing and worrying. But here I am knowing that God has this, He got us though India and though a broken leg.
There will be pain and confusion but really, I have no control. I had no control. I trust someone who knows it all; versus me who thinks life should fit in a box.
Think out of the box and your mind will be blown away.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
You can see below the cut almost all the way though. This is where I tell you don't touch the shank. IT IS HOT. You will melt your fingerprint. I know.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Monday, July 6, 2015
We went to the Dysart Back Roads Vintage Market. I got so many ideas.
Dog and cat beds were popular in old drawers and out of old chairs.
- Get new bottom hinges
- Get a router bit to make the drawer face
- Make a drawer face
- Make a bottom piece and install it higher up
- Putty the new nail holes
Saturday, May 23, 2015
So I got the wheel on the dresser and made the outside pretty. I spent a couple hours doing that. I though all I had to do was sand a drawer and take the thing upstairs. I won't sand, plane or glue in the girls room. I am still working on figuring out why the one drawer won't shut. The three others just needed a little bees wax.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Lilly and Anna share a dresser. The problem is they are girls and their clothes are poofy and they have a lot of them. They try and get dressed at the same time and fight over whose drawer gets to be open. I figured it was time for them to quit sharing and Lilly could have not just one drawer but a whole dresser. I went to Craigslist.
New furniture in the store is made from particle board and just doesn't match our style. Actually it is my mom and dad's fault. They collected and refinished old furniture. My mom's dad Grandpa Kissell was the Dr. Frankenstein of furniture. When I got married I inherited a lot of cool stuff and still like it.
I found a dresser that had been in an abandoned house for 10 years. It has a mirror and all the parts which were in pretty good condition, just a drawer won't work and it didn't look that good cosmetically.
First thing I did was evaluate the condition, I didn't want to sand and strip this piece. I wanted something quick and I called my dad. He said there was something you could just wipe on and off. I found it in Howard's Restore a Finish. Here is one side versus another on the drawers.