Monday, August 2, 2010
In my last post, I shared with you that my husband had gone from Georgia to Texas. His mission was to build an outdoor playhouse for our grand daughter within a 2 week time frame. I, remained home to babysit our 5 children(dogs). The word HODGEPODGE, refers to a jumble, assortment, mixed bag. In this post I would like to share this HODGEPODGE of photos which will include those taken of our grand daughter's playhouse as well as photos taken at our home in Georgia. Background, my husband is a very smart man . He has a mechanical background and is a tinker. He will try his very best to solve a problem and complete a project. Having no experience, he agreed to build this playhouse. Upon arriving at his daughter's home, he came up with his daughter and son in law a basic idea of a playhouse. Supplies were purchased, there was no turning back.I, would have daily discussions about his project. Time going bye, he admitted it was more work than expected. Now, let me tell you this, my husband always will say "I can do this,it won't take long". Not so as my husband gets more mentally involved in a project that extra time and work becomes noticeable. As daily discussions occur, it's apparent that this playhouse was going to be unique. The size is big enough that it could be used eventually as an office. there is electrical wiring, windows, insulation, and a small air conditioner. It's hot in Texas, so we needed to have a way to cool the inside of this playhouse for our grand daughter to be comfortable while playing. I, told my husband, he built a mini house, he agreed. No matter what this mission was accomplished. the playhouse was completed in slightly over 2 weeks. It was the combined efforts of my husband, the contractor and builder, as well as the chief money suppliers and designers, Mom and Dad.There is no doubt that this project became a labor of love by all parties ,from myself , my husband and his daughter and son in law. Isn't this what family is all about, sharing ,caring,helping those we love. There is no doubt that this wonderful memory will always be in our hearts. Included in this post are photos of this playhouse, as well as photos of my life with our babies at home in Ga. while all of the planning and building was completed. Please note that our children are taking it easy. it's just too hot. Can you recall any family efforts that will always be in your mind as so important or unusual?