Archive: Swing/Slide repair part and meet Mackenzie Lee Howard

Posted By on May 15, 2024

This archiving of leftover weekend photos is becoming a trend on My Desultory Blog and since it is a space for me to mark events and save photos, I suppose it will continue? 

Repair Oak for SwingsetGross Pool May 12, 2024

Last weekend while celebrating Mother’s Day (along with my birthday) … I started pool opening process. I’m not sure how many more years I’m going to be able to horse the pool cover around by myself, but I’m thankful to be healthy and agile enough to still do it. 

The water is always putrid no mater how much pool closing chemicals are added … and believe it or not, it has looked worse. Let the sweeping and filtering begin! 

Besides uncovering the pool, I also notice a couple broken boards on the swing and slide play set. So I took the opportunity to use my new homemade Table Saw Jointer Jig to cut some of Katelyn and Drew’s wood (oak) to replace the broken cedar boards. Since I had some leftover boat finish from a long time ago, Deks Olje, I used it to seal the wood. I think I’m going to save putting it on the swing-set until my granddaughters are here to help?

The archiving would not be complete without a couple photos of Mackenzie Lee Howard. She came into the world on May 11, 2024 at 7lbs0oz and 19 inches. She’s the sister to Madeline and Evan and welcomed by my nephew Justin and his wife Katie. We look forward to seeing her in person. 

Minnesota Howard Family Mackenzie and Justin


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