Happy Returns

The work plods on.  We still have a ton of things to do in a short amount of time.  Still, some things take precedent.  Yesterday Emily’s mom got remarried in Pekin, IL.  We’re spending the weekend in central Illinois for the big multi-family reunion thing.  Mark (her new husband) has a huge Italian Catholic family.  Em’s Mom, Chris, has 4 brothers and sisters plus their significant others and kids.  Last night was the wedding and a dinner.  Tonight is the reception.  Tomorrow is a big brunch, bbq thing.


2014-05-04 16.05.18 Here’s what we gifted the happy couple.  I haven’t written yet about our countertops getting installed, but we ended up having several large sections of birch wood butcherblock from cutting around the chimney and appliances.  We took a bit of this countertop and lovingly hand-made a wedding gift.  This was my first routing project after the countertops and the first time I’ve used a pludge router.  We sanded it, oiled it, and wood burned the back.2014-05-04 16.05.32


Lastly, congrats to everyone finishing up school and graduating right now.  A special nod to our friend Steve who has been a big help to the project and collects his MA tonight.


About Nathan

Originally from central Florida (near Orlando), I've lived in the Cleveland area since 2008. When I'm not caught up in the life project de jure, I paint, sculpt, play games (mostly board games and video games), and run a small hobby import/export business.

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