❤️ODE TO MY FATHER❤️
Stream of Consciousness—Nail by Linda G. Hill
We moved here almost 40 years ago. My parent’s had bought an old farm house that needed an immense amount of work. I cannot even tell you how much work it needed,
Slowly and steadily over the years my father slowly worked on the house. With the love of a Father he made it into a home. He did 99% of the work himself. I’m sure it was a labor of love , but it was also more cost effective.
As soon as I saw the SOCS word of “nail” this is where my mind went. He has just recently finished the house. It took all this time for him to finish his work. He redid all the walls, put custom stained wood work throughout, and so much more that I cannot possibly list.
I sit here and wonder how many nails did he use in the process of redoing everything. Not just the good nails, but what about the ones that got bent. What about the nails that were holding up temporary supports or had to be removed for one reason or another. \Along with the hous there was a garage. How many nails did that add to the count. There must have been and still are many thousands of nails used on both buildings. It is mind boggling.
Dad you did a great job!! There are many nice new constructed houses. However, they will never be Home like the one your created with your own hands and love. Let’s not forget all your blood, sweat, tears.
I live in a house with my husband. However, there will be no home like the home that my Father basically rebuilt into our forever home.
Unfortunately, my Father doesn’t do blogs. My Mother does see my blog. I am hoping she will print this out and set it on my Father’s desk when he is out of the room. Then when he comes back he will see it sitting on his desk and be able to read it.
Before I go to see them again I will ask my Mother and know if I need to print a copy and take it with me so that he is sure to see how much he is appreciated.
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AS ALWAYS KEEP ON CRAFTING & LOVIN’ EVERY MINUTE! NO MATTER WHAT YOUR STYLE!…WHILE YOU AT IT ENJOY ANY WRITING OR OTHER PROJECTS YOU LOVE!!