Late this winter, before all the layoff business, Jay made a promise to build us a picnic table for eating on the deck. But with the loss of his job we instituted a “no unnecessary spending” policy and try as we might, we could not justify the expense of the materials for the longed-for table, no matter how practical, and inexpensive a solution it was. However, certain folks in the house were still hoarding some Visa bucks they’d received as Christmas money, and after very careful consideration felt the picnic table was the most worthwhile cause they could come up with just now to use their money on. So yesterday morning Jay went on his way to Home Depot to gather all the wood and hardware necessary for his creation.
He (and his trusty assistant, Nicolas) worked many long hours yesterday and today,
and just before dark this evening, the table was finished.
Finished except for a coat of protective stain/sealant to hopefully help it last through many ridiculously hot Texas summers.
We celebrated the table being finished…
by eating our colored Easter Eggs on it this evening
just before putting the children to bed for the night.
What a wonderful table!!