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Do you do anything special for your mom or the mother of your child(ren) on Mother's Day?

P.S. On Mother's Day each year I reach out to folks who I know will be missing their mom and those who have been unable to have children (or lost a child) because I know it will be a rough day for them.
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My and wife's mothers are both gone.

After 48 years of trying we are still childless. (Keeping on trying )

But her brother & his wife have more than made up for it. Three sons, and about a dozen grands. (And all but one of the grands are girls!)
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Breakfast in bed. I have a plastic box in my walker that I wheel to our bedroom. If tea or coffee spills it doesn't splash on the floor. I'd like to think some one is bringing you breakfast in bed also Cricket. Best wishes, James.
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Mommee lives on her own in Vienna Austria, about 4500 miles away from Toronto....since 1986, when they finally had enough of my teenage shenanigans........

Sent her a nice card with about 10 recent photos of her oldest boi, (me) my 20yo son (her oldest grandson) and other stuff incl the workshop and a couple of my lady friends.

Also split a stellar bouquet of flowers with my younger brother, which was delivered today. Mami will thus be able to enjoy them right from first thing tomorrow morning. Got the phone call, giving me **** for spending the $$. The new hip and having to use 2 crutches doesn't make her any less dangerous.

They were on sale, and delivery was only 4 Eu today instead of 12Eu tomorrow.
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Moms in Heaven . All I can do is reflect on all the things she’s given me . I don’t think I could have had a better teacher

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My mom died a quarter century ago. But yesterday at our senior group (Seniors With Inquiring Minds on facebook), had a program where members presented pictures of their moms and told the group a little about them. Very nice. Don't know about anyone else, but I can still hear her voice, saying "and this too shall pass." The mother of my daughter and I seldom speak and live far apart, so no celebration there.

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Mom is gone. As for the mother of my children, I put forth the effort to not call and swear at her.
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Well, she has had almost no contact with my sons since she left, her choice. But maybe I should send her a card anyway.
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Gather the villagers, pitchforks, and torches; we march at dusk!
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance.
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Lost my mom in 2014, and Ken's in 2016. We used to get them their first hanging basket of flowers for the summer; each carefully piked to match their taste in flowers/colors. Then they would have something pretty to look at all summer. I miss them both so very much
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It's been a busy couple of months getting everyone moved and settled into their new houses, lots of little projects to get done. One project they asked about before Christmas was to convert an old TV cabinet into a dresser or a wardrobe for my niece (and her cat) that lives with them on weekends. It was a good looking piece of furniture, and they would rather keep it than buy something else. I took some picutures and measurements, typed them into my phone for safekeeping, and promised to work on it when I had time.

Last time I was home from the ship was very short, and had it's own challenges that needed addressing, but this month looked like a good time to knock this out. I was sure they forgot about asking me anyway... so I decided to trust my measurements and build it without running up there and double checking.

The challenge is the pocket doors that fold along the inside of the cabinet. I couldn't just add shelves or a bar across the top, I had to build a little dresser inside. Since it wouldn't be seen much behind the doors, I used AC pine ply and poplar. This shelf is big, about 34 inches wide, 39 inches tall, and 17 inches deep, so it was going to take a whole sheet for the carcass and a half sheet for the back. The ply had great veneer on one side, and lots of plys, and was half the price of hardwood ply.

Simple glue and pocket hole construction with a face frame, and the back is stapled on. Plenty strong for whatever clothes, etc. are going to be on it.

The drama started after I drew the plan out, and started cutting the pieces. As I pieced it together it just started looking too big. I knew I measured a couple of times, but Man! this looks big. I had to run to the Habitat for Humanity store for more stain, and checked out a few of the old entertainment centers they had, and sure enough the numbers were close..... Finished building it Friday and started finishing, then poly on Saturday.

Sunday rolled around and we were going up for dinner, but there was too much rain going on, so I just took pictures (to prove it was done on time...) and promised I would bring it up when it was drier. This morning I got a call asking if I could do some emergency plumbing repair in their bathroom, the sun was trying to come through the clouds, so I thought I would bring it up. As I was loading it up it started raining... and hard. I was just able to shoe horn it into the back of the truck cab to keep it dry and off I went.

Long story short, it just squeaks in perfectly. It has rubber feet to keep it from shifting in the cabinet without screwing it down. it is physically impossible to tip it out, so I am not worried about that. Mom (and Dad) are happy, that's all that matters.

The pictures are rotating their own way... sorry. No matter how I rotate them, they want to be on their side
Picture 1 - the cabinet and my dimensions in December.
Picture 2- the cabinet complete and waiting to be delivered
Pictures 3 and 4 - installation complete.
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