Fine Grit

The Pits: Sometimes, you’re just ready for your kids’ friends to go home, and you try to subtly relay that sentiment to your kids in hopes that they catch on, but their young minds just aren’t quite capable of fully comprehending the deeper meaning and you finally just have to tell their friend that, “it’s time for you to go home.”

The Peaks: I finished up the sanding today while the boys played in the yard with their aforementioned friend. I’d started sanding with 60 grit sandpaper, then 120, then 220. I’ve read that anything over 120-180 grit doesn’t really make a huge difference after the finish is on the wood, but I just love the way that 220 grit sanded wood feels. Plus, I was listening to AWOL on the Appalachian Trail and I wasn’t ready to turn it off.

There are still some traces of stain left over, particularly on the edges of the wood slabs, but I’m not too concerned about it. I actually hope it’s visible through the lighter finish I’ll be putting on top of it. The rusticity factor of this tabletop will be high.

I purposely finished sanding in time for the Falcons v Packers game to start and had to send our visitor home. Unfortunately, the game wasn’t that exciting and Falcons seemed to easily defeat the Packers.

We walked Trek at halftime, then came home to get ready for going over to the Gray’s house for dinner and to watch the Patriots v Steelers. We had a nice visit and the boys enjoyed checking out the theater room, ping pong table, foosball table and air hockey table. What I thought was interesting was when I asked Turner what his favorite part of the evening was, he said that he most enjoyed throwing football. So, out of all of the entertainment equipment, I was impressed that throwing football was his favorite.

That also means I don’t have to buy a ping pong table, foosball table or air hockey table anytime soon.

Fine Grit
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