This week, I signed up for a sheet metal class. It will be the first week in December. EAA does lots of these classes and I have heard nothing but good things. Bonus is that it is in central Texas, so I will be able to combine it with a visit to my mother.
I excitedly told Tom, thinking I would get the usual eye roll. Nope. He was mad that I didn’t sign him up too. So that’s happening. We will see if we can do sheet metal class together in a less competitive way than we cook together. Thanksgiving in my smallish kitchen is a full contact sport. Remind me to tell you about the year that he used all my carefully prepared mise en place for what he was working on. We both like to cook and we both like our space. The only time we managed to get through Thanksgiving without some kind of battle was at Tom’s parents’ house. Their kitchen is about the size of the entire ground floor of my house. They have an 8’x14′ center island. We practically needed walkie-talkies to communicate. I might get a pair if we cook Thanksgiving there again. It was glorious.
Anyone who has met Tom knows that he does not often let the opportunity go by to do something he thinks is funny. I am expecting to be chased with a rivet gun at least once. I remind him frequently that he is often not as funny as he thinks he is. As long as he does not chase the teacher or the other participants, we might make it through this “team building” experience.
Anyone who has met him also knows he can be very wise. His comment about needing to take the class with me was that he did not want to have to live the rest of his life hearing about how he did nothing to help with the plane building. Smart man. He has already started planning the places he wants me to fly him. He has to earn his keep by more than just making the snacks.
So stay tuned for the stories of the New York City native whose biggest hobbies are white-water rafting and making homemade marinara sauce, meatballs, and pizza, taking an airplane sheet metal class in Texas. I am hoping he does not create too much turbulence.
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