Only 14 more days and we will have completed our commitment this year here in the oil field. We are anxious to get on the road.
In the meantime, Leonard started working a project yesterday. He had made the lamp post as seen below last year. We've received many comments about it.
He is now in the process of making one for some special friends as a Thank You. In addition he will make two more to be auctioned at our annual Nomads (www.nomadsumc.org) meeting to be held in Branson, Mo is September. The auction is a large fund raiser each year. It raises over $40,000 that is used to provide project funding for agencies who lack the money to purchase materials.
One step this morning was to get some tools from our basement. Some were in the basement, others in the huge toolbox he built for the bed of the truck.
Yesterday he drove the 50+ miles each way down to Huntsville, TX for the PVC pipes and the lanterns. He could only find black lanterns. No problem. An easy fix.
He will completely assemble the one lamp post for our friends. The other two will travel in pieces until September when we get to Branson.
Our lantern always travels in a container and is added when at a site. Oops on one of the project lanterns.
When Leonard spray painted the lanterns he removed the glass and laid them on a side table. They were there maybe two minutes when he hit the table with his elbow. Okay, gotta find a hardware store that sells and cuts glass.
As he was working on his project today, a truck driver stopped and asked him how much he wanted for one of the lamp posts. Thinking this might be something worth considering in the future????