So much stuff, in fact, that storage was becoming a real issue. Every drawer, nook and cranny was stuffed to the gills with stuff. What to do?
Well, some of you reaped the benefits of my overage with the ephemera giveaways that I've been doing this year. It felt good to know that I could share my stash with like-minded souls. :D But even with those, I was still knee-deep in Golden Guides and coloring books (more on those things in later posts!). So what now?
Enter Super Dave!
Dave is my dad in-law. He is an extremely talented woodworker. No, scratch that - he is a craftsman. He loves making solid wood furniture as much as I love to create art with ephemera. It has gone beyond the hobby stage into a passion. This past (very cold!) spring, he was really itching to make something and he's always on us (Brian and me and his brother Rick's family) to find stuff for him to make. I always felt a little uneasy about asking for something for myself - it just seemed kind of selfish. But after much cajoling by the whole family, Brian and I finally came up with a blueprint for this cabinet:
|From L to R: Rick (Brian's brother), Super Dave, me and Brian.|
How lucky am I? :D
Okay, maybe I should just stick with what I have for the time being.....or not. :D
Of course, I can never really repay Dave for this amazing gift; all I can do is treasure it for the rest of my life. One good thing is that he knows it's going to be used every single day. Oh, and if you could send all of your healing thoughts his way today, that would be great - he's having knee surgery as I type. Yes, he built that cabinet even though he was in a great deal of pain (we begged him to wait on the project, but he insisted - I think it took his mind off of it). So give my awesome dad in-law a big ol' shout out today! :D