She took longer than I wanted her too. But like a baby in the womb–no matter how much you coax her, plead with her, and beg of her, you can’t rush the moment she’s born (barring pitocin).
And at 8:07 PM on May 2nd, she arrived…
56 pounds, 22 ounces (totally just made that up), 66 inches long (not made up), solid pine with a redwood finish.
Only a month ago, she was nothing more than this…
…an vision in my mind and on Taunton Press’ Website.
I bought the wood on March 31st. Now she had substance–matter–wood! I stickered and let her acclimate to my garage for two weeks while I did my landscaping.
Two weeks later, I cut the pieces into rough shape.
She began to have recognizable form.
For the next two weeks, I spent every day after work shaping this beaut.
I’d guess I put about 30-40 hours into her (more time than on my marriage, I’m afraid…..sorry Amber!).
But she’s here. And I’m one happy daddy.