Building a Bird House with My Granddaughters

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Project by GeBeWubya posted 01-03-2017 08:56 PM 1073 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On their last day of Christmas break, my Granddaughters, Margaret (11) and Evelyn (6) came to my shop, and we built bird houses.

We started with a trip to a well-known woodworking store that begins with Rock* to get safety glasses, ear protection, and milk paint. Each girl got to choose one color. We marked out, sawed, drilled holes for nails, nailed up and painted one house. We have an other house started, but while nailing on the back, one side broke, so we glued and clamped it and will finish it when one or both girls can come back.

Evelyn and I had agreed on the design earlier, but the color scheme is all their own.

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#1 posted 01-03-2017 09:03 PM

these are the special moments that you and your grand daughters will never forget.enjoy it while it lasts they grow up way too fast.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 01-03-2017 09:39 PM

Sounds like a great activity.

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#3 posted 01-03-2017 10:12 PM

That’s awesome. I’m sure you’ll be hard pressed to build anything more satisfying than the memories you’ve built with you granddaughters!

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#4 posted 01-03-2017 11:06 PM

Nice job GrandDad! Start ‘em young !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 01-03-2017 11:23 PM

Joe’s right—ya gotta start ‘em young!

It’s great that you got some shop time with the grandkids, and they have a couple of nice looking birdhouses to hang in the backyard!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 01-04-2017 12:00 PM

No better way to spend quality time.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 01-04-2017 02:35 PM

Very sweet…making memories.

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#8 posted 01-04-2017 02:51 PM

Nice going, Grandpa. Precious moments like these are never a waste of time. No! You will never kill time by doing things like this. These moments are well spent for they are what life is made of.

“as if you could kill time without injuring eternity.” HDT

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 01-04-2017 03:36 PM

Now that is the Good life, great investment, no better way than for you to spend quality time teaching & showing them how you LOVE them, WONDERFUL!.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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