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March 8, 2018

Today I finished the sides of the swing…..it was a little more challenging than I anticipated.  But, I loved the challenge and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

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The sides weren’t the only challenge of the day.  We have three schnauzers…..Gunther, Fiona and Raul (my husband named these dogs….I am not responsible..:-))! )  Gunther is 14 years old and Fiona and Raul are recent adoptions and a year and half old.  They have sooooo much energy and all of them love being outside.  Therefore, if I am out at the barn, they are out at the barn.   I also have 5 chickens and 8 new chicks.  The puppies vacillate between annoying the chickens and stalking the chicks.  That, and digging in the mud.  I’m pretty sure I had fewer distractions when I was raising three children 4 years old and under!!  Fiona was so tired last night, she rolled off the back of the couch she was perched on….hahaha!!  Ok, back to the project discussion…..

I was thinking about working with pallets versus working with wood purchased from a lumbar store and realized that what I like about working with pallet wood is the imperfection of it.  If I can explain this correctly…..I’m not a skilled carpenter, but as I mentioned in an earlier post, I can be a bit anal about things.  I think the imperfection of the pallet wood keeps me in check in that arena.  Plus, I really like that I am taking something that would have been discarded/destroyed and making something really useful out of it.

I’ve also been giving a lot of thought about how much I enjoy the creative side of this.  Kind of surprising for someone who I have never considered a creative person, lol!  I’ll give that some more thought…..I have a lot of thinking time out there.

Here’s a picture of the finished sides……working on the back today and then it’s off to sanding and staining!!  Yay!!

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