Success, and failure- quick update

It’s late. Like 2:20am and I have finally finished wrapping presents, drinking Santa’s Drambuie, eating his mince tart and biting reindeer-sized chunks out of the carrot.

The first year, I took a boot, rubbed it in the fireplace soot and stamped a footprint or two. Note to self- not the greatest idea! The footprint was mostly gone by the following Xmas.

Around 1am, I had surprised myself, and had finished the kitchen (well, not finished, but still at. Stage I was happy with). I had screwed the knobs on, glued handles on and had hung the final door with wooden hinges I had just finished.

While lifting the unit (which weights a lot being solid hardwood construction!), it was too heavy for me in my tired state, and at one point while exiting the shed, I watched in slow motion as the door swung open too fast, hit the stop point of the hinges, which exploded into toothpicks.

Bugger.

At least the glue hadn’t dried, but what a pain. Oh well, easily fixed.

In the meantime, the kitchen is wrapped and ready for the big day,

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