Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Last night Super Rog busted out a little project, with the help of his trusty assistant. Saturday he took down the old hood and dismantled the cabinet above. Monday the new microwave arrived and made it into the wall. I think this is the fastest turn-around time on a project yet! Roger built and installed a new cabinet and microwave in around 3 hours - and he used melamine so he wouldn't have to hear someone whine about joys of painting. (We're still debating about what to do with the doors to the cabinet - any votes?)

Two things stand out on this project:

1 - Roger got to use one of his Christmas presents: he got to put in his second junction box. He has a long way to go to catch up to dad, but he's on his way.

2 - For Alex, the sound of power tools has the same effect that the ice cream truck song does on other children. Installation occured around 9:30 pm, and he came tearing out of his room as soon as he heard the drill going. I didn't even bother trying to put him back to bed until we were finished.
It also needs to be said that, given the choice, Alex's go-to shirt is this one (worn today, but he was not feeling the photogenic vibe) featuring tools. Squinting is again required, but the shirt is covered with pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers, etc. No power tools - just the old-fashioned kind. The kind he likes to sleep with on his pillow.
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