When I first began this blog, a little over a year and a half ago, one of the topics I read about was "Mooch-Docking". I'd never heard that term before and apparently it meant being parked in someone's driveway (usually a relative) and hooking up to their electric or other facilities and taking advantage of their hospitality.
As it happens, we have 4 kids in 4 different States, 3 of our grandkids live in 3 other States, and our siblings are in a couple more States. If we're lucky, we get to visit all of them at least once a year.
While I usually don't care much what others think, it kind of bothered me that we might be thought of as moochers. We just spent 2 months at a daughter's place in Texas... and now... we'll be a couple of weeks at Bill's sister's place in New Mexico...
Bill always asks whoever we're visiting to make their list.... he can do just about anything, so whether it's carpentry, electrical, plumbing or installing landlines for a phone... he loves keeping busy.
Alberta, his sister, needed some shelving built in the garage...
She was his "left-hand woman" (well... she can't be his "right-hand man because she's a lefty and female), helping guide the sheet of wood through the saw and placing them on the framework. She now has a big shelving area at one end of her garage.
In the other garage, she needed a workbench.
Ask and she shall receive.
Shelf after being organized.
Table saw is neatly stowed under the work bench. The Vise has been bolted to the work area. Actually, that grey bin and paint cans are ours and will be used soon on the rental house we have here in Farmington If you can see just behind Bill, you'll see he's done a great job of putting tools in their proper places.
Nobody expects us to "earn our keep"... we really do have a great family. But not only is it kind of fun to be able to help out a little, it's great to have something useful to do.
Now... do you want to talk about mooching?
The Moochin' Pooch
Charlie is broken hearted that those table scraps are going into the garbage.
He sure was hoping someone would drop a little something his way.
That's All For Today!