Monday, August 27, 2007

Platform Bed

This is the fifth bed like this that I have built. One was enough for awhile but then there were cabins, children and guest rooms. Most of the material for this one came out of the scrap pile at the lake. It is amazing how those sharp blades on the planer transform the wood. Some of our local spruce is really beautiful when it is dressed up.

I didn't fuss with the construction details. Butt joints and wood screws do the job, enabling a quick disassembly if needed. There is room underneath for storage.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


My niece, Jessie, had her babies on August 9th. They are boys, are not identical and have been named Carter and Cayden. After more than a week in the NICU, everybody is home now and doing fine.

"She has her hands full." says my mom, the great-grandmother. Yep. Congratulations, Brian and Jessie and big sister, Aubree. I can't wait to meet them.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Talk to the Blog

I have had time to write posts on the blog but I haven't. There has been time for other things like knitting and sewing but nothing is getting produced. It seems to be a dormant phase. But it is rich nonetheless.

Dave and I have gone to the cabin every weekend. We are so happy with our marriage. It is the most important thing. His side of the family has been visiting this summer and my side of the family is doing a five sibling round robin phone discussion almost every day. My niece's twins were born, early but big enough and healthy. Ray is king of the neighborhood - gone all day but checking in as requested. Katherine cleaned out her room in an hour and a half and left for Hawaii to start college. My friend's daughter, 18, was killed in a car crash and contacting him led to more phone calls and emails and pictures of old friends and their growing children. I read "Three Cups of Tea" and "Be Cool" this week, serious world issues and Elmore Leonard. We watch Jon Stewart and laugh. The sun has been shining for a week. It's warm.

That's my life.