All I want for Christmas is ….
Eli had been fielding inquiries about what he wanted for Christmas for weeks. His answer this year was; “I need tools to make stuff.” That hardly gave an answer to those who had to do the shopping. Their response was pretty much always; “What do you want to make?” After that, the answer came “I guess just to fix things, and make them work and look good.”
We know this: that we were always a family of fixer-uppers. His Grandpas and Grandmas did houses, additions, decks, greenhouses, old cars, furniture redo, and re purposed and sold nicky-nacks. That crept into the DNA of all their siblings, and beyond.
The philosophy was;”Whatever needs work will find you, but you have to be always looking.” This, of course, implies the intense need to fix… but often the desire to make a few bucks now and then on hidden treasures.
All this may…
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