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Building Birdhouses With Grandfather

Birdhouses with Grandfather

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Our kids and my niece and Nephew got some real world building training from my dad today. Each Summer the kids attend Science School in Woods Hole. This year, however, tings are happening remotely with my sister, Tara in charge. My dad came up with the idea of building bird houses with the grandchildren. He had the scrap wood and he cut all the pieces to size and then set up a plank on sawhorses with taped off sections for each of the kids. He had some help in supervising the kids but he showed them how to hammer a nail and then he also drilled some guide holes for the kids. I did not get to see everything happening because I was taking my Krav Stripe test via Zoom in another part of the yard. The kids were so proud of their creations and loved spending time with my dad.

Tonight we had a movie night in the back yard and played an 80’s classic, The Karate Kid. Eva made it all through the movie but Andy decided that it was getting late so he put himself to bed.

What’s Next for this DIY Project?

More for the DIY

Photo-A-Day 2.0 #00577

The DIY project that I have been working on is coming along nicely. I am still figuring out the next steps but one thing I need to do is put a few holes into the back of each shelf of the bookcase. I am either running a rope light through the entire thing or some LED strip lights. The LED strip lights are a bit difficult to work with. I’m sort of regretting buying those. The rope lights worked great on Andy’s bed. I may have to pick up another one and some special clips to use that on the bookcase instead of trying to get the strip lights in there. They were a pain to try and install under Andy’s bed and I bet they are going to be as big a pain trying to lay them out like I envision on this bookcase. Once this is ready there will be a video reveal.