The morning started early, up before most of the neighborhood, the sun just starting to hit the windows, coffee brewing in the kitchen. I like such mornings, no one cares if I have "shop hair" and there is no schedule.
The bat phone is turned off, I have no obligations, Dad and Big Bro are snug and safe for a few more weeks til I can get out again, Big Bro's son and daughter in law, both nurses, close by. The day is mine to do as I please, while Barkley waits for breakfast or a lost mailman to wander into the dining room.
Firearms (part of this complete Saturday).
We'll see if anyone can guess this pistol, but a couple of generations ago, you could buy this from a Sears Catalog for about $3. This sat under the counter at a Ma and Pa retail store in the Midwest for generations, in case of a robbery. It's older than anyone in my family, and deserved a little more than to be "buy back"somewhere or scrap.
Then it's time for a little shop time before brunch.
Don't forget the safety equipment
I can't hear you, but you can't see me. ha!
It's all part of the Second part of a Complete Saturday -Fun (aka: Tools)
The back of the Range kitchen has an area that's just cheap metal shelves. It's about the size where a Hoosier Cabinet might work. I'm apparently a lousy Hoosier as I'd never heard of one until Partner in Grime showed me some pictures. Cool! Hoosier cabinets are named for a cabinet produced by a New Castle, Ind manufacturer around the turn of the century. Sitting on casters, it can be moved for cleaning or cleaned for moving.
I was really wanting this but I think the Hoosier cabinet would be a little more practical
The top and the bottom are joined by a pair of metal channels which serve as the guide for a sliding counter top which typically has pair of shallow drawers affixed to its underside
With as much baking as I like to do, that might work! My storage AND counter space are currently minimal. I'd want mine to be in white to match the rest of the cabinets. But yes. There's certainly the supplies and tools around here to give it a try.
Like these. I heard guys seriously like that top one.
But right now, I'm starting to get hungry.
Time for Saturday Morning Pancakes. This morning, a tweak to the World's Fluffiest Pancakes recipe.
Use lemon juice instead of the apple cider vinegar, add an additional dash of vanilla, a good pinch of Nutmeg and a couple handfuls of fresh picked blueberries.