Adventures in Carpentry

Boards in; strapping on!

What did I do today? Why, I played carpenter, among other things! Child #3 needed her bed fixed. She shares a bunk bed with her twin sister. As the occupant of the lower bunk, she has two boards running along the sides of her bed with a few 2 x 4’s running perpendicular to hold her mattress. Unfortunately, these 2 x 4’s like to move and get themselves off the side rails, thus falling under the bed. Mmmhmm…it’s like that.

So, today, child #2 and I went shopping to the bigger city a few towns over. We visited many stores, including our local hardware chain where I was able to purchase 5, 8′ 2 x 4’s which they nicely cut into 10, 39″ lengths (with a few extra inches left over of the said 5 boards.) Ah, ha! I can, of course, use a circular saw and cut them to the correct length myself. However, my small car does not like 8′ anything and therefore, it made much more sense to have the hardware guy cut them for me and load them in my trunk.

Returning home, children #’s 2 and 3 plus me got the boards in, some strapping that I had purchased stapled on, and cut, and the mattress laid on top. Yay! No more saggy mattress or falling out boards! Hooray for super carpentry mom!!!

How was your day? What did you do?

Published by Rita

I am a single mother, a Christian, a writer, an abuse survivor, a reader, and a friend. I've wanted to be a writer my entire life and now here I am!

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