Tuesday, June 1, 2010
How I spent my holiday
I know I will be showing my age here, but, I remember when it was a big holiday for everyone. This year, my kids had to work, so no cook out with them. My folks are not into grilling this particular day. L:ke me, they were counting it as a day off from Dr visits, IV's, and wanting to lay about like a lounge lizard. Even Luscious was not at his peak, due to a summer cold. Sigh.
Not to be denied a bit of fun, I embarked on a great one day project. You know me, always looking for something to keep my hands busy. Recently, I found a patio set leaning against the dumpsters where I work. Being a dumpster diving diva from way back, I snagged it for my daughter and just knew I could get it cleaned up and in shape in no time. Here is what it looked like when I carried it home:
While this sits around starting to do it's naval jelly thing, I began firing up the grill in order to make these:
When the aroma of burgers over charcoal reached Luscious Larry's olfactory sense, he pulled himself off the sofa to come outside to play. The fresh air made him feel a wee bit better. Goody for me. He got to finish the burgers off while I went off to check on the progress the naval jelly was making.
As you can it, it's WORKING! I began in earnest scrubbing it with screen paper - like sandpaper but QUICKER; and rinsing it all off preparing to paint it.
I applied the rust prevent primer - wow quick drying and got to do a quick one coat to the top and underside of the table and base.
We carried a few tempting morsels down the hill to the folks, played with the newest edition to stray into their yard:
We are so glad that we checked it - we found some surprises!
To end this very long day saga, I will say that I didn't get to finish the patio set but it is like my house. It is patient and will be finished today. I hope.
While we didn't attend a parade, we did not forget to honor the many who have served their country, offering the greatest sacrifice - their lives. We are proud to be Americans! We are proud of our men and women near and far. God Bless America!