G! And barely less than 3 months late!

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Project by paxorion posted 02-21-2014 04:37 AM 1128 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 02-21-2014 02:39 PM

G….what can I say?


on to the next honey do project! ha!

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