Yep, it is patron AKA David Mitchell. We had a long visit this time, much better than the first visit of only 8 days.
He finished the fireplace mantle for our neighbor and Man! am I glad he knew how to cut the compound miters in the 6 inch wide crown molding. This had me stimied! I did get to sand some on this project. Murlie was and is very happy with this mantle thanks to David. Sorry but I can’t find the pics of the Mantle. Maybe Dave can provide these.
Then he made the remainder of our cabinets and added three more to make Maddie happy. This is the first time I have seen the European hinges used and how neat they are. I am a believer in these for life now. They beat the crap I started with and I met two lovely ladies at Wodcrafters in Albuquerque, NM.
This is the large base cabinet with the deep drawers. Maddie loves this one.
And the four upper cabs Maddie just could not wait for the doors before stocking up the shelves.
And the new doors topped it off.
Then the best thing was the idea for a new laundry room to give me the entire garage for a shop!
Getting the framing up.
And you can see the supervisors in the background urging the crew to work harder in the heat.
And talk about hot! Dave thought he had heat in his desert! The heat wave we had during this time was really rough on him, but he was a good soldier and kept right on working even when he should have been taking it easier. The constant wind in this heat just sucks the moisture of you.
The outside just needs the trim and paint.
The patio has a pretty good slope to it. About 5 inches in 14 feet. I still need to make a level base for the washer and dryer, but right now Momma needs to do laundry. This has opened up a lot more room for the shop. but that is another blog for another day. I have to redo the shop and move alot of stuff around.
What a great guy Dave is. He is one of the givingest people I have had the pleasure to meet in a long time. Since he is nearly 70, we are in agreement that he needs to make his trips out here in much cooler weather. lol
Thank you Dave for your help and generosity in helping me and Maddie have a much more comfortable home and shop. You are a great example of the Lumberjock spirit. Dave is the first person to ever tell Maddie and me to cut back on the food. lol I hope we packed on enough fat to get him through this coming winter. lol
Once again, Thank you from our hearts for all you have done for us.
PS…..I really did sand a little bit on the cabinets. lol But mostly I watched a master at work and tried to stay out of his way.
And Buddy was a real gentleman around the chickens. Rhodie made his life miserable for the first three or four days, until she established her position in the yard hierarchy. I bet his heels are still sore. lol