Now as I have said in the past, I am not the most handy, but there was one time in my life, in celebration of J-Mom’s 30th birthday that I wanted to be. J-Mom is a gardener. This is both a past time and a passion for her. Prior to her birthday I had decided that I really wanted to be able to do something special for er that would let her remember this birthday more than others (I had proposed to her on her 21st so you can see I am trying to keep up with this). J-Mom had been wanting to have a potting bench for some time and sometime in the past she had found plans for the building of a potting bnch that she just loved, but she knew that she nor I had the skills to build it.
Little did she know my cunning ways! I decided to contact my Father-In-Law who is a handy guy and who’s father used to be a carpenter (so he knows his ways around wood). He woks a second shift job so I inquired whether he would be willing to work with me to build this special gift for his daughter. Well of course, you can guess his answer. So with this partnership solidified, we went about buying the wood and other supplies for the project.
Well, upon starting the project we began to notice how much more work this potting bench was going to be…and that it was going to take a lot more than one day as it stated on the directions. It actually ended up taking about 2 weeks for us to do this project part time but it was well worth it!
J-Mom’s reaction looked like this when she first received it:
The bench has held up remarkably, and though today is has a bit more dust and dirt on it (as it should), it is a great bench and J-Mom still enjoys it as much as she can. Much of the credit has to go to my father-in-law for the work he did on this. He is the type of man that really goes above and beyond for his family and I truly have learned a lot from him over the past 12 years. He teaches by example and is a great role model of what a father should and can be.