The Final Tally

Cutting WoodIt’s been a whirlwind few days!

As my folks headed home today they left a behind a trail of finished projects and fun memories.

My dad found, cut and fitted trim on 4 windows, 11 doors, 3 built-in cabinets and my built in antique desk.

He first measured the opening, then walked all the way to the old house where we have all the old trim laid out and went through all the trim to find the right size.

He measured it, trimmed to fit if necessary, then brought it all the way over to the new house to fit it in the opening. If it didn’t work right, he had to take it, walk all the way back over and recut it.

If there wasn’t any trim the right size, he made it.

He did this process over and over again for 2 1/2 days.

I’m so glad he took a couple hours in the afternoon to go fishing.

God bless my daddy.

Meanwhile, my mom helped Angel Girl make crab apple jelly for a 4H project, patched Pedro’s favorite plaid shorts, made a beautiful new slip cover for my futon and even water proofed it and helped Dagmar package snack time treats for next week.

God bless my mom!

Together we got 3 meals a day on the table plus tea time in the afternoon and cleaned up the kitchen.

We even visited our local thrift store (twice!), made 2 trips to the lumber yard (ackk!), bought groceries 3 times, hit 2 garage sales, and went to the Amish store.


Thank you Mom and Dad.

I am blessed.

One thought on “The Final Tally

  1. My dad would have been the same. Finding projects to do to keep him busy when he visited. It was one of the many ways he took care of us – even when we were grown up and married with families of our own.


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