Friday, January 11, 2013

Playing Catch Up

It's been well over a year since I have posted to this blog so it's time for a little bit of catching up. I went back to work full time in 2012 so wood working and computer games went to the back burner. Surprisingly there were still some major projects that got done last year.
We did a huge make over in the kitchen. It went from this:
To this:
We had to move the microwave, install a new range hood and build a cabinet in the corner.

Matching the wood and the patina was much harder than building the cabinet. It's not perfect but damn close.
We also took down our old rotting wooden deck:

and had a new PVC deck put up:
But we let the professionals handle that.
We also managed to get that utility closet finished finally!


In September we went on an Alaskan cruise up the inside passage. It was actually our "honeymoon" trip although we didn't get married until October 13th.
The trip was fantastic! This is us on Meade Glacier.
The wedding was perfect. My entire family was there to help us celebrate.
And by the time that was over Christmas was creeping up on us. Since we had pretty much blown the budget for the next ten years with all the years events, we decided to MAKE Christmas gifts in the form of end grain cutting boards. We didn't get nearly as many done as we planned but we got a few completed in time.
For Christmas we bought ourselves a Jet 16/32 Drum Sander. It was an early present to help with the cutting boards. It sure made sanding them a HECK of a lot easier!
I only got one computer game for Christmas. My wish list included Black Ops II, Far Cry 3, and Battlefield 3, the latter one being the one I actually got. I installed it on my big computer but I think that was a mistake. I need to start using my gaming laptop to play new games. It has the better video card and processor. I could upgrade my big computer, but it really is becoming redundant. And there is NO way it will be able to run Crysis 3.
2012 was a pretty big and busy year. I am back on weekend work for 3 months, so hopefully we can get some woodworking projects done. Maybe even get the rest of those cutting boards made!