My latest employee

Today is MLK Day, and Olivia was home from school. We could sit around the house and watch Hannah Montana (Yeah, I thought that was "so yesterday", too), or we could build something. There's a corner hutch that I've been wanting to build for the dining area, so we went to the shop and got to work.


Olivia helped for a good hour, cutting boards and driving screws. Keeping an 11-year old girl's attention that long is pretty good these days. Eventually, we broke for lunch and her attention drifted. She ended up here:


She chilled in the hammock watching Netflix and I almost finished the hutch before we had to leave for her house. It was a nice day to waste in a hammock, and a pretty decent day for working in the shop. Maybe this spring we can tackle another project that just might keep her attention for the duration!