Ah, the retired life, enjoyed by some (that would be the Great Randini), and envied by others (that would be me). Yes, he is finally officially retired and maybe I’ll let him stay that way this time.
Last time, I sent him back to work after just a 3-day retirement. I don’t guess you can really count Saturday and Sunday as work days in his case. So he was allowed 24 hours to experience the joys of retirement. I didn’t want him to get bored - you know the saying about idle hands. Of course, at that time we had not started picking yet and he didn’t have any projects hanging out in the garage waiting on him.
Even though I find my kitchen table turned into a miniature used car lot some days and an action figure convention on others, he is putting his time to good use so the toys can stay at least until my house starts looking like a hoarder’s house. At the rate we are going, we should hit that point pretty soon.
His first priority, with a little help from me, was to reorganize the garage unearthing all those projects we kept burying out there. Now that he has no excuse not to get started, he has been making progress and two new Great Randini Table Factory tables are in progress.
When he finishes those, then, he has all those record player/radios that need to be revamped. Once he completes those, we have 3 chest of drawers, a desk, an end table, a set of shelves, etc. etc.
And then, just in case he truly runs out of projects, I’ve started a new list – the “Projects We Left Behind” list. A visit to Port City Thrift in Ladson got me started on this one. You see, there is a pretty little art deco vanity there that needs a little more than just a little TLC. Of course by the time he gets to the end of his current to do list, it will most likely be gone.
Perhaps, that was his plan. After talking with Tom at Port City Thrift, it seems the Great One is once again dreaming of an RV lifestyle, so project space may be quite limited.
Check out Port City Thrift in Ladson and then head on over to Nigel's for lunch. You won't be disappointed!