Thursday, October 01, 2015
He has No Idea.....
Truthfully, he has no idea just how talented he is... We finished remodeling the kitchen. (Details-- next post). With the additions and subtractions, we realized my buffet and dish shelf no longer fit. Trying to be grateful and not complain, I kept saying-- no big deal-- but in my heart I was dying. I changed my dishes with the seasons and yes-- it's probably a sin of some sort, but I truly appreciate dinnerware of every kind. He promised me we would replace the furniture one day -- not to fret. All I kept thinking was-- maybe it was a sign that I was obnoxious about the plates and cups.
A Saturday a few weeks ago we headed to Green Bay -- the objective -- A china hutch.
Folks, there were none to be found. There may have been a couple, but none would fit the spot or match the kitchen. I saw a Yankee Candle display--" Don, this is it. Just like this, but half the size and not red... I'll paint it another color. His response, "Easy enough-- I'll build it for you".
This guy has already remodeled a kitchen this summer and has that grown-up job that finances our life. He even wanted the drawers to have " Dove-tail joints-- so he bought a gadget and made them:
So between helping a friend remodeled their basement he worked on my project... He goes to work at 6:30 every day-- He even got up 2 hours early one morning to work on it.
The end result---- My Hutch.... The floors are gray hickory, so the hutch has a cherry top to match the kitchen cabinets and painted gray sides.
I'm completely bragging. Guilty as charged. But when you talk to him about it, he only talks about ways he could make it better next time. These days I don't complain when he helps out friends-- as I did when I was younger--- because he truly has talent, a gift that should never be kept to himself.