Bubba The Builder

The current towel hooks

The current towel hooks

Grandma Suzie and I were down at Leane’s house the other day and I happened to notice these three little nails being used to hold up the Dude’s bath towels.  I got to thinking ‘we can do something jus a little fancier than that’… So I decided that Kingston (Bubba to his bros) and I would put on our home improvement hats and see what we could build.  K-Town was really excited when I told him about the (secret, surprise for his mom) project the night before.  In fact the next day when we got down to his house, Kingston just about pushed his mother out the door and on to her dentist appointment so we could hurry up and get started.

Job one - putty up the old holes

Job one – putty up the old holes

Once we pulled out the old nails Bubba filled all the holes.  We started with a putty knife but eventually he opted to just use his finger like I did.

Plugging holes

Plugging holes

With the holes all patched up, we measured out the placement of the new hooks and Bubba marked the screw holes with the bullet level balanced on the top of the rack of hooks.

Drilling the holes

Drilling the holes

Somebody was pretty excited

Somebody was pretty excited

Easy there Bubba…

Kingston pounded in the drywall anchors

Kingston pounded in the drywall anchors

What five year old kid wouldn’t want to pound on his mother’s bathroom walls with a hammer?

Watching every step

Watching every step

Man what a great little worker.  Even the few steps that I had to start, Bubba watched intently and was instantly ready to take over the second I handed off the tool.

Once I got the two screws started Kingston said “lift me up” and he was all over it with the Makita power driver.

He really did screw the hooks up by himself using the power screwdriver.

 

 

The power driver

The power driver

Well, before long we were sweeping up and hanging towels on the new hooks.  Here is a look at Bubba’s finished project.

The new towel hooks

The new towel hooks

The Best Part

The Best Part

Ok, I saved the best part until last.  You may want to break out the tissues…

As we began our project and I was explaining the sequence of steps to Kingston he said, “Ok grandpa, you and me can do this together, and then we will be best friends forever”.

“Ok Bubba, That’s a deal”

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About Jeff Katzer

Welcome friends. I'm a cyclist, hiker, motorbike rider, kayaker, photographer, videographer, ukulele player, snowshoer, XC skier, and BEST of all - a grandpa. Somewhere in that list above you'll find the theme of the Adventure Journal.
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4 Responses to Bubba The Builder

  1. Tim Bowman says:

    Very nice memory making Jeff!

  2. MrsB says:

    Grandpa to the rescue! Glad you managed to keep your bum covered this time, ha! 😉

  3. brucebosman says:

    It looks like Bubba is putting you out of the Handyman business. Very nice.

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