Hardware Store Regular

It’s the 14th day of summer vacation, and it’s going a lot quicker than I’d hoped. Fern and I have been up to all sorts of crazy stuff in the last two weeks. You’re probably wondering how painting Australia went (unless you live in Australia, in which case you’d know perfectly well). It went about as well as you’d expect, which is to say that we achieved our goal for the first day of summer vacation without any complications. Unfortunately, the evil scientist down the street decided to unleash his Raininator 5000 on the entire continent that day, washing all of the paint away before we could show our parents! For some reason, that really upset my big sister Candaice. 

Since then, we’ve been up to all sorts of things. Discovering something that doesn’t exist, building a rocket, climbing the Sydney Opera House and more. There’s a lot you can do in 14 days! Most of them have involved a trip to the best hardware shop in Cheltenham for timber, so we’re kind of regulars now. We’ll actually be heading over there soon since we need lots of quality wood for the petting zoo we decided to make today. The hardware store isn’t open yet, so I figured I’d write up this blog post while hanging out with my pet platypus, Peregrine. Wait, where is Peregrine? I’m sure he’ll turn up somewhere. He always does, usually right after the evil scientist down the street is defeated for the day, interacting with our own shenanigans somehow.

The last time I went to the hardware store to get some building supplies near Cheltenham, one of the employees did give me some attitude, which was a bit odd. He said, “Aren’t you a little young to be building a bridge to Tasmania?” At first, the boldness of the question took me back, but then I decided to just stare him in the eyes and say, “Yes, yes I am.” You wouldn’t believe it, but he just shrugged and sold me the supplies I needed! So yeah, summer vacation is going pretty well.