And in case you're wondering, it's the year of the snake.
Now as you know, we're moving to the Phoenix area sometime soon (we hope) and I wanted to show you something wonderful. We went desk shopping recently for a real desk instead of the door-and-computer-files I've been using for years and years. Here's the present set-up.
Serviceable but ugly as sin. SWMBO has hated it for years. I have clung to it. But then. We found an oak desk at a thrift store, bought it and had it delivered to our garage. It sat there for a few weeks until the weather warmed up a bit and then SWMBO went at it. It had a couple of dents in the surface and I wanted more of a cherry look. She filled the dents, sanded the surface, stripped it, stained it a couple or three times, she put a sealer on it and finally it is ready to go. It's still in the garage, waiting for the movers to take it to it's new location. But here's a preview shot of it.
I think she did a fantastic job on it and I can't wait to use it.
Now, if I can just find a back yard like this to go with it.
Thanks go to the following people for this post: my friend Phil for alerting me to Chinese New Year, my beloved wife for making my new desk beautiful, and my friend Jerry for posting that dream-backyard-photo on Facebook. How's that saying go . . . it takes a village . . .