|Project by paxorion||posted 02-21-2014 04:37 AM||618 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
When my wife was pregnant with our son, she came up with the grand scheme of filling my son’s room with all the letters of the alphabet (covered with a fabric). Sometime around Thanksgiving, she managed to find a sale from a craft store, where she scored 1/4” MDF letters, every letter of the alphabet except for a “G”, for somewhere in the ballpark of $2 each. When the letters finally came back in stock, I believe the price had skyrocketed to somewhere around $6-8. At that point, we both looked at each other and said “we could easily make our own”. I think I may have promised her that I’d have it done by Christmas.
Fast forward 3 months, and my wife had diligently covered and hung 25 letters of the alphabet (second photo), whereas I artfully evaded the project by pointing out other “honey do” tasks I was putting my energy to. Tasks like going to work and earning a paycheck, or eating my dinner and going to sleep. Well today, 5 days shy of being 3 months late (I can say “at least I wasn’t 3+ months late!”, I finally snapped out of my lazy streak, and spent the barely 1 hour of time to cut and sand the 1/4” MDF “G”. All the work was done with a jig saw with a high tooth count blade and hand sanding. And just think, all it took was for me to realize that my son is already a month old, maybe 2 reminders from my wife when I decided to work on a few cutting boards, and 3+ months of my 2 year old daughter nagging me (every day) about the missing “G”. Now my daughter is constantly shouting “G!” as she steals the “G” from her brother.