1.11.2010

He Made His Friend a Bench

Our neighbor, Jason, recently fixed our oven. The oven had been acting up for years, but like most things that act up in our house, we just ignored it. When it finally stopped working all together, and we were forced to light our gas burners with matches and bake in a toaster oven, George decided to take it apart and find out what the problem was.

The problem happened to be a piece that was no longer available for replacement; a piece that could be rebuilt for several hundred dollars if we shipped it to Texas. After further inspection, George reckoned it was a small fix that just required some soldering. He mentioned it to his friend Jason, who happens to be a technical whiz, and with a few little touches of his soldering iron, Jason fixed our oven. George put it back together. We celebrated. I baked a cake.

he made his friend a bench

And to properly say thank you, George made Jason a bench.

how cute is that?

How cute is that? These two men never fail to impress me with their generosity and know-how.

Coming later this week: Tamales!

27 comments:

  1. Oh, how many ways to I love handy men!! And women for that matter!
    Now really looking forward to what is going to be coming out of your kitchen!

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  2. and you couldn't get them to both stand on it for Bench Monday? I was expecting it!! j/k. it looks like a very sturdy bench. Love that you made a cake!

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  3. that IS quite cute. A bench is the perfect gesture.

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  4. Lucky guy -- a cake AND a bench!

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  5. Hang onto those two guys.

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  6. I agree with dmoms...the only thing that could have made this story better would have been a bench photo Monday with the men feet!

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  7. Fabulous bench! Ah, men friends and good neighbours...blessings indeed.

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  8. LOVE the bench! What a great way to say "thank you"! :)

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  9. Perfect for Bench Monday! Can't wait for the tamales!!

    Oh yes - and thank for the tide-me-over recipe as well.

    :o)

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  10. is there a house for sale nearby :)

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  11. friends. if only there were more folks like them!

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  12. Now they can rest on the bench while they wait for the cake!

    That is one fine bench - gonna have to show it to my handy hubby.
    Helpful neighbors are the best.

    Love the ladies in the header :0)

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  13. I love how people help each other out and more and more people are doing exchanges for services. When I here stories like this it gives me faith that some things are changing for the better :)
    Annie

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  14. I love that picture! Friendship sealed by a bench!

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  15. The bench is awesome! So was the oven fix!

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  16. Of course he did...I've got one of those too.

    Dreamy bench, I feel a man grunt coming on....

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  17. Seriously awesome bench and what a great fix for the oven - whew. Love the pics and the food ones too. I am really excited about your food project.

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  18. Wonder what I could fix for you so George would make me a bench? Love that. And it's so nice to see a strong friendship like that between men.
    Hope y'all enjoyed the cake. No picture?
    Can't wait for the tamales.

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  19. Oh, what a great bench!
    Perhaps I could put that on my summer to-do list. It would go great out by the fire or on the back deck... That looks like some pretty hefty wood, too! Sturdy, man bench!

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  20. Love it! And making a bench...perfect for saying 'thank you' for fixing the oven!!!!! I think I want to live in your neighborhood!

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  21. Love your stories! Love your pics! Love your site!

    I'm a huge fan of handmade thank you gifts, and this is just lovely. Good man!

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  22. Hey Molly! You mentioned in your how to create a header post that you had messed around with your html to make the width of your blog wider. How would I go about doing that? Mine is really narrow and I would like to widen it up!

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  23. Aww, I love generosity and know-how. I must stop being such a curmudgeon.

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  24. That is awesome. I bet they both feel great about themselves too. Love that.

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  25. a bench, really? how cool. that guy rocks!

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  26. Such simple gestures, but so beautiful. Made me smile, which was especially nice on this rainy gloomy SF day. Thanks.

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  27. Yes, my neighbors are awesome. As if an abundance of home craft beer is not enough, I get super burly furniture too!!. There is no way I could carry that by myself. Now I feel famous on the Internets. Thank you!!

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