Tick Tock

pro·cras·ti·na·tion
prəˌkrastəˈnāSH(ə)n/
noun
 
  1. the action of delaying or postponing something.

Several months ago I bought the wood I needed to make a coffee table for our living room. I have found that completing projects like these actually calm me down, except when I keep putting them off. I downloaded the plans, cut each piece to its proper length, but have never pulled the trigger and put it together. Why is that? I wish I could give you an answer.

Since I am a teacher I do have the summers off and this should have been a signal that with that much time off I could have had it done. I remember thinking several times over the last several months that it would be cool to get it done. But I have kept putting it off even to this day. With the weather changing and daylight fading, I am running out of time to be able to get it together and then stain it to my satisfaction.

Here’s the thing-I really want to get it done. I have no doubt that it is going to look really cool once it is finished but I just can’t get it together (no pun intended) long enough to assemble it. So this weekend I am off for four days. My goal is to get this thing put together. Will the weather cooperate? I don’t know. Will it get stained? I don’t know. Will I find some excuse to not  get it done, again? I don’t know.

Anyway, as I put it together I will take pictures to show my progress as it makes it way from pieces of wood that are currently stranded on my porch to (hopefully) a magnificent coffee table.

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