finding the narrative

  • July 14, 2024

    The boxes are done.

  • July 13, 2024

    After a few hours at the shop today, I felt tired. I just wanted to pack up and head home. Of course, I texted Hannah to tell her that I was on my way, and then started sanding for another hour. It’s amazing how many problems you can see when you’re close to something. I…

  • July 12, 2024

    I made a bit more progress on the boxes today, applying the first coat of tung oil.

  • July 11, 2024

    I haven’t quite settled into summer yet, I don’t think. I haven’t really stopped and just done nothing. I must’ve been really anxious about getting things done this summer at the end of the school year. Hopefully, I’ll slow right down in the next week or so.

  • July 10, 2024

    My newest goal is to create an Instagram Reel every time I go to the shop. Today, I’m gluing up a box.

  • July 9, 2024

    It felt like I made some progress with the boxes today. I must’ve started working on them about a month ago and it’s been uphill since. Today, though, things seemed to fit together real nice. Tomorrow, I have to continue working on the boxes. There’s still a fair bit to do before they’re done but…

  • July 8, 2024

    Is it just me or is it more difficult to find something worth watching these days? My patience for movies and TV shows is limited. I’ve turned off a movie before the opening credits were over. I should read more. There are more than enough books out there. I started reading Knife by Salman Rushdie…

  • July 7, 2024

    Bring a sports fan confuses me. Today, Lewis Hamilton won a race for the first time in 945 days. I was happy about it, felt victorious, even. Why? I’ve always been tangentially interested in car racing, but it’s only been a few years since I’ve actually invested myself in following F1. I’m really into it.…

  • July 6, 2024

    I really hope this works. 🤞🏽

  • July 5, 2024

    We’re looking after a friend’s kids tonight. I never babysat. When I’d look after my younger sister…she’s fiercely independent. Eloise expresses our sentiments best.

  • July 4, 2024

    I’ve been struggling with a project that I’ve been working on for a while so tonight I decided to take a break and reorganize the shop.

  • July 3, 2024

    I think I’m starting to come down from the school year. I hit a wall tonight. Hard. The day was fine enough. We both left early because they shut the water off again. I went to the shop and Hannah went to school. We both had a frustrating day, in different ways. For each of…