When I was about five, my dad built an addition on our house. I loved "working" out there with my dad, brother and grandfathers.
I was always told that I could be anything and frequently listened to the pint sized feminist album Free To Be You and Me . Even so, girls weren't carpenters. At least I didn't think so. Too bad too, because I am having a ball working on this little project of mine.
I have trolled Home Depot and OSH discovering all sorts of neat stuff. Today I nearly bought myself a power saw.
If I had roll models like Amy Wynn Pastor and Paige Hemmis I sure would have paid better attention in wood shop! Still, I am amazed by how much I do know. I am feeling really proud of my problem solving skills and the things I have learned from watching hours and hours of Trading Spaces. I am getting so excited to finish and share my vision with the birthday girl!