Yup these were the words i heard all the time growing up from my Dad. Somehow, someday i might actually begin to listen.
Yesterday i snuck out of work, given i was under the impression it was going to be the absolutely last day of the year to be able to do any shop stuff out in the garage.
I am working on the usual 3 -5 projects at a time. Dont ask i know.
In my mind it was simple, cut this cut that then drag indoors and finish during winter. Cut this dado that and assemble indoors during winter. YEAH RIGHT>!!!
Can you believe i even put my handbrake on and took the time to be diligent and use a pencil to draw the areas that needed cutting and dadoing.
Then even did test cuts. Another amazing lesson for me.
So convinced i am all prepared I step back and give things another once over and "convince myself" everything is gonna be alright.....this time.
Yeah for a guy that is short on a sense of humor i am trying hard to keep a lighter side to life lately its either that or get me one of those Soylent Green pills.
Then i hear a rattle at the door and think was that someone trying to get in not knowing i am here. Just to fill you in I am at this point in the garage with the door down just to keep the cold wind out. Was about 8 degrees Celsius and not bad to work in. So i go open the door and just in time i catch my mechanic friend on his way down the driveway about to leave. He was just passing by, knows i work from home so he popped in on the off chance i would be here. He wanted to show me some parts of a Chevy Hotrod he is doing up and had just been to another friend of his to sandblast bits and pieces.
Well we spend some time catching up and then i mention to him my scrap bin and tell him i have been saving this for him. They burn wood during winter and he aint fussy about what he burns. (which suprises me because he is passed the age of diy chimney man).
Anyhow after loading him up he leaves with my bin of scrap which made more space to store things for winter.
So i get back to my multi project work routine. Now i figure where i left off i was ready for cutting.
So a cutting i go. Then i figure what the heck eh, i have sorted this all out properly i will wade through the second cabinet at the same time. I had previously cut all the pieces out of flat ply in one go.
Get it all done and now i am excited to see it go together. Thats when it hits me.
I cut the rear and two sides to my "new to be" mechanical tool draws, cabinet, incorrectly. The back was to fit in between the two sides not the sides fit to the back panel.
At that stage i put the lights off and went inside to get ready to take Linda down to see the Maple Leafs loose another hockey match at the Air Canada Center playing the Predators. Lost 4 to 2. We left 7 minutes before the end the game was so bad its unbelievable that people come out in their hordes to support this team. As people say the maple leafs in Toronto are like a religion. We had been given tickets ($170 per seat) and while there i did a lookup and the arena holds 19800 people when packed and the average across the board ticket price is $124 and change. It is always packed and seats sold out even if they empty. Go figure what they gross each night its full.
But today is a new day and mother nature has given me a second chance by the looks of it. Going to be 10 degrees c here later today, so i might do a take two and try to recover my work. Will make some filler strips, these aint anything more than shop cabs, and recut properly. I had really hoped this project was going to be the one that was different. Dang i envy you guys that can do it flawlessly.
But my other motto is , " If at first you dont succeed, try and try again,.......then give up before you make a complete fool of yourself"
Enjoy your day everyone. Winter is around that corner.