DH is an engineer. Anyone who knows one has just smiled a little bit. Most DYI types have some engineering blood in them. They can make things work, create projects and love when the kids ask someone to "fix this". My DH made me a quilting frame back in the mid 1990's. PVC piping was the rage and it allowed you to snap the quilt in place. DH just "needed" to make me one of those. The only project that ever made it into the frame was a preprinted cross-stitch panel dad gave me for Christmas. Eventually it was finished and is MJJR's baby quilt. The frame has been mostly dismantled over the years. It did work great for the girls forts and occasionally a clothes drying rack.
It now has a home….
Check out my "engineer" skills. One fancy greenhouse. The spinach, radishes and peapods are planted. The unit is sitting over the dryer vent for a little extra warmth right now.
With the extra tough winter the fish in the lake didn't fair too well. Fishing so far this year just requires a net as the carcasses drift to the edge. Most of the lake is still frozen. More fish turn up every day. The DNR is recommending all large fish come out. Currently the 'coons are leaving the bird feeders alone. Lots of bones can be found around the lake. It does help that we do not have to drag all the dead stuff away. Mother Nature at her best. I just wish she didn't throw such a great winter party with so much snow and cold.