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Thursday, September 11, 2014

All Cut Up.

Kathy had no problem sleeping last night but said she didn’t sleep long enough when she met me in the kitchen at 7:00 this morning. Since I had told myself I needed to wake up early that is what I did every hour throughout the night. My own fault! Why did we want to get up early since we weren’t hooking up to the trailer to go anywhere? I needed as much time as I could get today to “WORK” on the project for the trailer. 

After eating breakfast and loading the truck it was nearly 8:00 before we were headed towards Amherstburg to our son Kevin’s home. We only had to stop twice for the School Buses which is pretty good for that distance and that time of morning. It was just before 9:00 when we parked in Kevin’s driveway so we had made very good time. 

After yesterday’s heavy rain our area was subjected to quite a number of neighborhoods where home upon home had flooded basements. Kevin had only gotten a trickle of water that entered where the coolant lines to the Central Air Conditioning Unit that had caused a small puddle in his laundry room. Most of his neighbors were not so lucky. The temperature had also dropped overnight to a low of 63 F (17 C) and remained that way all day but with the cool north winds that were blowing it felt much colder. It felt so cold that I even wore long pants, shoes and a hoodie to keep comfortable rather than my shorts and sandals. 

For the next two and a half hours I made steady progress with Kevin’s assistance Daddoing, Mitering and Cutting the wood materials for this project on the Table-Saw. Kathy called us in for lunch which included a nice warm bowl of soup that helped to take the chill out of our bones. 

Back outside Kevin and I continued cutting the last of the pieces and had closed up the table saw before 2:30 when our grandson Cameron got home from school. Cameron’s hearing is very sensitive and the noise from the saw causes him severe pain. That is why I was in a hurry to start early this morning when he was at school. Once he was home Kevin and I continued to clean daddoing by hand with wood chisels because the sawblade is starting to lose its sharpness. 
A lot of saw work today.
Kathy and I left around 4:30 to go have supper at McDonalds where using a coupon we both ate for less than ten dollars. We took our time and just relaxed and discussed the progress that we’d made today. When we were finished we went over to Walmart to get some walking exercise in. 
Just these pieces for our project.
Last night at the height of the rain storm Kevin and Melissa had to attend the first PTA meeting of the year for Matthew’s school. Because of that we postponed our weekly visit until tonight. We arrived shortly after 6:00 and spent the next couple of hours visiting and enjoying each other’s company as we always do. 

The drive home seemed eerily strange now that the sun is setting so early. The entire drive was in the dark. I’ll work on mud-flaps tomorrow and the trailer project next Wednesday. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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