I got home from Bolivia on November 3rd. 4th. Whatever, I got home that weekend.
It took me 10 days to recover from the exhaustion and the tummy bug.
Then I began a re-finishing project for a charity auction that our son's hockey team is obligated to participate in and donate to.
Was that a misplaced preposition?
So, on top of everything else, I worked on this:
It was a scratched up, dirt stained, ribbon mahogany, 120 year old Victorian mess.
It needed a huge amount of work, but not too huge. I've seen worse.
Like last year's auction project. Two matching bird's eye maple pieces. That white glare on the top wasn't glare. It was water damage.
Kind of makes me want to cry.
But, after 45 hours (give or take...)
This is what was sold at this year's auction.
The team gets all the proceeds.
And what about last year's pieces?
See that hand carved scroll work?
That took a month.
They all right as well.
So, now I can breathe. And clean my house. And get caught up on all the laundry...
And start scouting antique auctions for next year's project!!