The Big Idea…Or The Big Nightmare

OK so here I am once again thinking a blog is a good idea. I really have no idea why I think this is going to be a good idea. The last time I blogged I had two. One for personal things going on, and the second was a professional blog aimed at making my resume look good. For me blogging is both good and bad. I enjoy reading blogs, and I do enjoy posting every now and then. However when you forget to post on a regular basis your friends start asking “Hey man, you haven’t posted in awhile.” May I just speak on behalf of all bloggers out there when I say, we hate that comment!

Having said all that I find myself in a situation where I have a great deal of time on my hands. For the last several weeks I have been running into a wall, generally around 10:30 at night, where I simply dont know what to do with myself. Hence the birth of this blog.

So jumping right into what I have been doing with myself. Over the last 3 or so weeks I have found myself getting interested in woodworking. Specifically refinishing furniture. I have had a few projects waiting to be worked on over the last several years, however, I never could find the time or really the space. Now I have some space and some time, so the projects began.

The first project I started working on was an old coffee table of mine. It used to be my parents. I grew up with this table and formed a strange attachment to it. Years ago my parents were getting ready to throw this table away, and I insisted they keep it in storage. They did, and when I moved out of my parents house I brought it with me. One problem, my wife hated this table. It was old and scratched and the finish was coming off. It needed a lot of work. So for the last three years it has been in storage under our bed.

I started refinishing it, and think I did a good job if it. My wife told me yesterday, after seeing it for the first time, that it looked much better. I still think she doesn’t like it, but at least its not under our bed at the moment.

I have a few pictures of it, but none of it completely done. I will try to get some and post them this weekend.

Next project an old writing desk.

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