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.

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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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