After countless hours of painting, something neither of us particularly enjoy, my brother and I got a chance to do some actual woodworking this afternoon. This 1/2″ thick plywood panel is destined for the bathroom. The cutouts are not particularly difficult to make. The challenge is to locate them in exactly the right positions which requires extremely careful measurement and layout. A single mistake can ruin the entire panel. Working together and checking each others work we were able to achieve a perfect fit.
Later, we joined Jeanine at Open Table for their annual meeting and volunteer appreciation dinner. The keynote speaker shared her story of unexpectedly falling into poverty, the struggle to feed her children, and the importance of a food pantry to her family’s survival and rebound. It was a moving validation of the important work done by Open Table and organizations of its kind.