Monthly Archives: November 2012

7 Pictures.

I was bored at work, and figured I’d try something new on here. I wan’t to post 7 pictures that sum up my week by day. And I’ll attempt (no promises) to do this every week.

So here goes nothing;

Monday- Helped finish Dad’s table and got it to his house.

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Tuesday-I worked on Dad’s xmas present. Pretty much finished, just need to clean it up a little.

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Wednesday- I met with Britt after she got off work, ran some errands, then finished shopping for my groomsmen gifts. but it was relaxing in a hot house that was the best part of that day.

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Thursday-Thanksgiving! on the new table. (ya, I’m a little proud of the table). Dad got chairs the night before. They match pretty darn good.
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Friday- Day after thanksgiving xmas decorating! While I was at work, Britt went to Potlatch and helped her mom decorate (yearly tradition). Britt also grabbed our new xmas tree. (so sad that it’s fake….)
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Saturday- Darren and Kori hosted thanksgiving. I got off work a little early so B and I could make it on time. Scott and Darren were supervising the turkey while it was frying. So a few of us supervised them…

Sunday- Just another weekend workday….passed the time by watching some Psych.
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-sg

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Dads Christmas present

So for Dad’s Christmas present, I figured I’d build him something for his revamped/uncluttered Garage. And beings that we are a beer drinking family, I figured I could build him a Cap collage.

First I grabbed some old pieces of wood that I found in his garage when I cleaned it out a month or so ago. Then I painted “Jeff’s Garage” on it.

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Then I had to find a 1 1/8″ hole saw. Which was tough to find in a set without buying a brand new one. (I ended up borrowing one from Britt’s dad). So I used Grandpa Chuck’s drill press to ensure even/level holes.

 
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Then Britt and I carefully placed the 102 caps needed to fill every hole.
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Then came the hardest part. making the pry-off caps fit. See when you pry off the caps with an opener, it bends the metal so the cap can come free. so I took a pair of plyers and bent them back into shape the best I could….it sucked.
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Then Britt and I started glueing them in.image

Then the Finished Product.
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The last step will be to shine up the Caps

Merry Christmas Dad.

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Dad’s Table

Dad needed a new dining room table, and we actually had an old butcher’s block table in the garage (that your’s truely cleaned out a few weeks back). So we decided to strip the paint off the old thing, and stain it a natural wood color. So since I’m closer to Lewiston, I took the table to my grandparents in Clarkston so I could work on it after work with some help/advice from my Grandpa Chuck.

Here’s the table (Before). Ugly, I know.
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Then we (That’s Grandpa Chuck) took it apart so we could strip everything properly.
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Then we started by stripping one of the legs. expsoing some darn good looking wood. It should stain up nicely.
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Then we stripped the table top, and threw some pre-stain on it to help seal up some of the cracks, and prep the wood.
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Then we started staining. At first I thought it was going to be too dark. but it turned out pretty good. We stained the legs black so we could have black chairs.
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After it dried we threw on a clear coat, and started putting it back together. We got all new hardware for it. Bolts/screws/etc.
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And here it is in Dad’s house. Just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
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-sg

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Late Night Visitor

Last night, Britt and I woke up at 3am, to what sounded like, someone/thing trying to open our bedroom window. So like any Idahodian I grabbed my pistol. Both dogs were freaking out, barking up a storm (of course Maclin was).

When I pulled the curtain back, totally expecting to see some psychopath outside our window trying to kill us, I saw this;

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Our house is half underground (we live in the basement section of a duplex) and this Racoon go stuck in the Window well and couldn’t get out! I was able to snap this one picture before s/he finally climbed out of there.

So much for going back to sleep after that! (although I had to get up anyway, it was time to go to work).

Just another working weekend for me

-sg

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The Snow Has Arrived

Last night as I was coming home from working on the Stove Project, It started snowing. and snowing actually pretty hard for a bit. And by the time I got home (after having a quick Gambino’s Lunch with Britt) we had enough to cover the ground.

Here’s a pic from the ride home.
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Since it was gonna be a cold night, I made sure I got a fire going as soon as I got home, and our dogs just love laying next to the hot stove.
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-sg

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