If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’re already quite aware that we are awesome at making things. For instance, the awesome BBQ grill we made.
Well, our craftiness doesn’t stop there, kids, not by a long shot. Today we made some shelves! We’ve been seriously needing more surface area around here, but being in a rental and trying to save money, we haven’t really wanted to invest in real furniture. Although, there are some SERIOUSLY AWESOME furniture shops off the highway between Granada and Managua. When we build or buy a house we’ll certainly pick up furniture along that highway. In the mean time…we made some damn shelves!
For the design we decided to go with the timeless, classic look of College Sophomore Chic incorporating cinder blocks and wooden planks. It’s reminiscent of a college sophomore who’s just moved into his first apartment and realized “Oh shit, I don’t have anything to put my shit on!” which is usually shortly followed by the realization of “Oh shit, I don’t have any shit to put on something either!” However, we’ve had plenty of shit to put on something for quite while but no something to put our shit on.
We procured these cinder blocks and boards from a hole-in-the-wall place in the market and commissioned a horse drawn wagon to bring them to the house. The horse drawn wagon was piloted by a very nice, old Nica and his wife and kids tagged along; a barely-toddler, and a kid of about 3-years-old. Upon arrival the father / husband helped us unload everything into the house. He charged us C$60…which is about $2.40 US. Instead, we gave him C$160 and two bags of oranges and a cantaloupe for his kids and a heaping, helping of gratitude. He gave us his card. I had no idea horse drawn wagon guys even had cards!