Abbey volunteered at Salkahatchie. She worked as part of a team that replaced the roof and the floor of a home. She was covered in fiberglass one day and slept on a gymnasium floor for a week. She carried a little tool box with her and in it was her father's hammer. When she came home, she told me not about the hard work, but about the mother and her sons that lived in the house. She said it was the best experience of her life.
This was Jake's project.Ian at the Mike's Bikes was about to throw this away, so we brought it home.
Jake took it apart.
Sanded and primed all the pieces.
Tested the paint color.
Painted the pieces.
Started on the wheels.
Sanded out the imperfections.
Prepared the spokes for the blue rims;
yes that is a wheel being worked on in my living room.
Before & After
My favorite part is the blue rims,
or maybe my baby boy feeling success.
or that he named it Rusty.
As for me, I learned how to bake real old fashioned homemade bread.