Finishing the Job

Dear Liza,

Well, Grandpa Nelson and I got to work on the dresser for Cousins Jasper and Kestrel. We drove out to IKEA to get the replacement part I broke, then I got Grandpa to help me finish.

Between the new parts, some nice rest, and Pip’s Doughnuts to fill us up, we were able to get the main part of the dresser finished. Why do things that looked impossible all by yourself at the end of the day become easier all of a sudden when you are fresh and have help?

Because things are easier with company. When I thought I had to figure it all out by myself, I saw a few difficulties and gave up. But once I had Grandpa Nelson to help me see things, two sets of eyes (even eyes as bad as ours) made everything possible.

After just a few hours, fifty tiny screws and a few big lefts, we got it done. But the fun wasn’t over.Today I  went back to build the drawers! They were surprisingly easy, and I had time and energy left to bang out a few tunes on the old piano that came with the place. Then lunch at “Chickens and Guns” (the guns are side dishes…roast potatoes, salads, etc.) food truck and home on the bus.


Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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