It was another “work on the house” weekend. This time we had Gabe for two days to finish the ramp—which I sometime feel is a never ending operation – and fix anything else in the house and as I have said many times, as a person with limited hand function and ability to get out of my chair and crawl round on the floor, under sinks, up ladders or get under the house, I take any and all help I can get when the help is offered.
Saturday Dianne finished painting the ramp along with Bridget's help leaving Gabe free to attack the kitchen. He put the new handles on my sink—the “hot” lever has broke for what seemed like years and is actually months. Gabe also looked at the big kitchen sink and found the sink was not as bad as I had thought. I thought we were going to he to replace the whole basin and infact just the disposal needed replaced. So now we have a great working regular sink and I have both levers working on my sink and a disposal to boot.
I had resigned myself to the fact I was going to be housebound until what ever was painted on the ramp dried. I figured I would just have to deal with the confinement. What I had not thought through thatI was going to be housebound with my infant grand son, Asher. Actually I was to be house bound with ?Asher AND Anakah, Asher's older sister.
Friday, Dianne and I had been to Lowes and on a mad impulse we purchased a propane grill, a small thing we could light at a moments notice and cook a couple of steaks, burgers, dogs are what ever. Now the process of stoking and firing up the smoker is pretty defeating. The major problem was the grill comes dissemblance. So, Anakah and I subjected Asher, first to another showing of Babe which Asher surprisingly tolerated an then in a mad flash of genius I decided to begin assembling the grill—I must have been insane—but you know what it worked. Anakah, Asher and I quietly and respectfully put together a propane gril and it worked too!! Dianne cooked a couple a three t-bone steaks for dinner Saturday night!!! It's funny how everything tastes better when you do it yourself. I was impressed with the lad. I knew Anakah could work together—I was surprised that we stuck to the conclusion o the project—Asher watched Anakah and I put the little cooker together screw, by screw by lug nut for the whole project which took hours( it was only supposed to be 30 minutes.
It was fun! What I thought was going to be long and tortuously confining was in fact fun and liberating as the three of us worked to complete our first ever project together.