Sunday, November 15, 2015

I Always Wanted


A tank in which to go riding around the farm, frightening trespassers and having a high time.

While we were on the road a couple of weeks ago Alan bought this baby as a tiny little kit in an envelope and suggested that I put it together. It sat behind my computer for weeks until yesterday when he asked where it was......

And then he put it together. I could never have done it. It came as little sheets of stamped metal, thinner than a credit card and only about twice the surface area. The pieces...some of them....were no bigger than the end of a pencil. Some were even smaller. I do not have the patience....or the coordination......I quivered with impatience just watching him at it.

However.....

It is now a sturdy little critter tucked away in my China closet. For reference...that circle in the photos is my Irish ring.....


5 comments:

joated said...

This is Alan, the guy who works construction?
The guy who manhandles cows and steers?
The guy who tosses bales of hay about like they were marshmallows? That Alan?

Or is it the guy that cuddles his little niece like she was made of foam and might be whisked away by the slightest breeze or get squashed by the smallest pressure?
The guy who can carefully tune a tractor until it purrs? (Without necessarily resorting to a ball peen hammer!)

Well done, Alan!

Cathy said...

You make me smile. I love Joated's comment. Ditto.

Terry and Linda said...

Oh, My! I couldn't have done it either.

Love Joated comment also!

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lisa said...

That is pretty neat! Matt and Kegan would of loved putting that together ;=)

threecollie said...

Joated, that is my guy....

Cathy, lucky me.

Linda, there is no way on this earth that I could do all those fiddly little parts. The result is really neat though.

Lisa, Alan is so much like Matt.....