2/5/03 Day 46 of the
Day 46 of the Dull, Achy Feeling Road Trip of Creeping Pain in the Throat
I'm going to keep this mercilessly brief, since today was a fairly rotten day for the following reasons:
1. it's cold, gray, miserable and pissing down rain
2. Tessa's interminable family estate problems
3. losing to Dook when we were leading most of the game
4. and, fourthly,
5. I feel totally rotten and virus-y.
So instead of reading today's blog, why not try my brother Sean's instead? He just started it a few weeks ago, and has already got in trouble for it (just like I do on a weekly basis), so it can't be all bad.
Posted by at February 5, 2003 8:21 PM
me trying to hoist Sean aloft, December 1971
This was a present for my 5 year old child. It appeared very cool also it came with a set of "real looking" tools (all artificial and youngster friendly, but will still cut the "kids wood," that is certainly reminiscent of some variety of light weight solid foam). Like others have mentioned there no instruction manual. Hence, not anything to enlighten you how to calculate the lumber to cut, nothing to inform you the wood piece to start with prior to cutting, and which screw size to use. You will find pictures to inform you how to assemble it and you might guess at the correct piece of wood, but as far as dimensions you are by yourself. The son has gotten this out two times and both times he was extremely excited to construct a tank. Yet, within about five minutes, he's given up and so have I at this point. It's the measuring that's the trouble. It takes me several minutes to figure out what piece has to be used, after which one or two more minutes to properly measure the lumber prior to cutting. At this point, I am thinking why not let him just chop the timber which ever way he likes, it may be more enjoyable for us both. The suggested age is for a 6 to fifteen year old. I am a parent in my 30's, with an adequate university tutoring, and this really is complex when I try to do it.