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Saturday, February 12, 2011

A DAY.

11//2/11
5:55 am. Looking out my backdoor. 
Facing due East. The mountains in the distance are known as the Cuyamacas. 
The Cuyamaca Mountains are a mountain range in San Diego County, California. The mountains run roughly northwest to southeast. The highest elevations are Cuyamaca Peak at 6,512 feet  and Stonewall Peak at 5,700 feet. The San Diego River and the Sweetwater River both rise in the Cuyamacas.

I spent a major portion of my day at the VA, doing Physical Therapy (PT). And Occupational Therapy (OT). Here are some photos from my OT sessions.

This is Elaine. My primary OT

This is Eddie. My secondary OT. 
The bird catcher is one of the projects I'm working on, to build my manual dexterity and reestablish my fine motor skills. The parts are all precut. But require sanding, aligning, gluing, clamping and finishing. The Bird Catcher is ready for painting.

This is my first project.  My little red birdhouse. Not much to look at. But a major milestone accomplishment for me. Considering that just over a year ago, I couldn't open my hands.



My current project. A Flower Basket.
Made by  aligning and gluing 76 identical pieces of softwood, into 2 sides (shown here).


And this is what it looks like assembled.
I'm going to leave this unpainted. And get some really manly biker type flowers to dress it up.
These photos were taken with my iPhone.

After I got home, I took my Nikon COOLPIC S570 outback. I will post those photos later.


ALL OF THIS TOOK PLACE IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. ON THE SAME DAY THAT THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT SUCCESSFULLY CAST OFF THE SHACKLES OF AN OPPRESSIVE GOVERNMENT.
LET FREEDOM RING...

16 comments:

Karen said...

Kurt, these are huge accomplishments, great work!..that basket is so pretty - never seen one like it!

Amazing how far off into the distance you can see - our terrain is too hilly and woodsy for distance.

Carla said...

Good to see that you are doing well Kurt! Keep it up brother, these are huge accomplishments and I am happy for you! peace love and a big hug

Marnie said...

I just love that basket! It's beautiful. I love the bird-house too. I wouldn't even know where to begin building one. I hope you use it in your backyard. xo

BamaTrav said...

Where I live that would be a perfect bluebird house. they like them about 5 feet off the ground in kind of an open space.

Jo said...

Kurt, I LOVE that basket. I couldn't possible do something like that. It's WONDERFUL. The bird house is wonderful too. I think you have a talent!

Cheers,

Jo

UBERMOUTH said...

That basket is amazing! That is quite an accomplishment Kurt if you couldn't even open your hands a year ago. Very impressed!

And very jealousy of your backdoor views!

Anonymous said...

I think red bird boxes are a unique idea, as for the wooden flower baskets.... these are amazing, you have such talent with wood, I envy you...xx

Indi

=)

Anonymous said...

Annon as above is I 'Indi' =)

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

I too agree with the others here. That basket is so lovely! Good job!

Aw, Kurt, I'm so happy to see that you're doing well. :)

Have a great day/week!
Betty

Wrexie said...

So I want to see those manly biker flowers in that work-of-art flower basket! haha.

Keep up the good work :) Glad you're doing so well.

Cloudia said...

You are my hero!






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Charlotte said...

Kurt, I really like the bright red bird house and the flower basket is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing photographs of your OT folks. I hope that you have a wonderful week.

Blessings always,

Charlotte

My ADHD Me said...

you've come a long way baby!

Megan said...

Kurt.... those look great!

I would love to make you some manly biker type flowers.... I will let you know when I have a few finished for you, ok :)

Kelly Combs said...

The flower basket is amazing! You are coming right along my friend. A huge accomplisment indeed! Keep up the good work!

Christiejolu said...

Love that basket Kurt! Very cool!