Saturday, April 02, 2011
We got a Grandfather clock!!! Our friendly neighborhood Grandfather made it for us! My hubby's dad (my FIL) has made one for each of his five children, and one for himself. We are the last to get one, and I'd sort of thought we never would. This was because of Hubby, who had certain demands about the design, not because of FIL.
All the others were made YEARS ago. Decades ago! Then when they moved back to Minnesota, FIL wanted something to do. So at age 90 he went back to woodworking and using electric tools, which scared MIL. But, as you can see, he was quite successful, and only hurt himself a tiny bit.(An occasional nick causing tiny loss of blood.)
Hubby will now have the task of staining and finishing it and getting it fully assembled. You can see the glass doors and decorative thingies to the side. That's the technical term: decorative thingies. I know! I didn't think I had the woodworking vocabulary down, either! But apparently I do!
Isn't it beautiful? Already I love having the tick tock sounds and the chimes on the quarter-hours. So soothing and homey! Tonight will be our first test: will the chimes be enjoyable overnight, or should we switch it to silent during sleeping hours?