Bob the Builder – 1LinerWeds

Most of you know that I visited Jennie’s Aqua Room students last Tuesday. I had a wonderful time showing her young students some of the tools I use. This Monday, I received the biggest Thank You card ever! I can’t begin to describe how good this made me feel. That last sentence is my one-liner for this week.

Dear Dan the Tool Man, Thank you for bringing your tools to school. We liked hammering. We liked the big clamps. We liked measuring. We like you Bob the Builder!
Love – The Aqua Roomers

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  1. Aww! Jennie is one in a million. Great idea to bring your tools to the class, Dan. Hands-on learning is always the best.

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  2. This is as good as starting the day with a photo of sourdough toast, bacon and eggs! This is bacon and eggs for the heart — there is nothing like a room full of little ones to remind us what’s good in life. Thanks for taking us with you, Bob the Builder! Thanks also for more lilac photos!

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  3. Hi Dan – love that card … how brilliant – I hope you’ll put it carefully on display. Dan the driller fits too … what fun. Excellent you helped the youngsters grasp how to use tools. Your neighbourhood looks Springlike … weathered, yet greening up and blooming beautifully – cheers Hilary

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  4. Bob the Builder needs to make an appropriate frame for this magnificent thank you card! You and those kids will always remember your visit to their classroom and the ginormous thank you card they made for you. They learned many lessons that day!

    Your lilacs are breathtaking Dan, and your rhododendron is looking much better than mine.

    Momma and baby squirrel are too cute for words.

    Old Glory, in the flesh and reflected in the puddle make an outstanding photo!

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    • Thanks Ginger! This card made my day/week/month.

      Momma squirrel climbed back up when the little one started to follow. It really looked like she was saying “stay inside.”

      The lilacs and rhododendrons are the stars of spring around here. I love those blossoms.

      I always try to get the flag reflected in puddle. I forget that when the wind is blowing, the puddles are choppy, but I got one where I could see it.

      I hope you have a great rest of the week.

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  5. I saw Jennie’s post – you were terrific, Dan. Jennie shows her children more aspects of life and dreams than most all school systems combined!!

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  6. Now that is one fantastic thank you card! I think it deserves a special place in your workshop.
    Your blooms are fabulous, and so far ahead of ours. We hardly see buds and today’s high will only be 45.
    Double shot bunnies! Love the squirrel in the grill cover.

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  7. Congratulations to you, Jennie, and those kids! I fell in love with tools as a young child. You may have inspired a future carpenter or jeweler! Love the card – what a perfect one-liner.

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    • The kids did like the tools, Maggie. One boy was determined to drive a screw into a board. It was too hard, so I helped him drill a pilot hole with an old Yankee Screwdriver. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s using tools the rest of his life. He was telling me which tools his father owns.

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  8. How could you not be overjoyed by such a wonderful card!!
    Love the photos. My rhodos are still not showing any pink at all; there are a few budding lilacs so far; no fruit flowers yet but the magnolia are in full bloom! I practice the no-mow May so any critters will be safe in my mess of a yard ;-)

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  9. What a beautiful thank you letter that is , I really loved the post about your visit to the aqua room it was very special!
    Then there’s you photo’s lovely as ever especially the squirrels and the bunnies! 💜💜💜💜

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  10. That card has me grinning from ear to ear, Dan. What a joy to receive that.
    Your photos are wonderful–the lilacs, the apple blossoms, the rhododendrons…all flowers I don’t have in my yard. And I sure wish I did!
    The mama squirrel and her little ones melted my heart. You captured such a great moment–and then little junior trying to bust out! So cute.

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  11. Dan/Bob, taking the time to teach kids how to safely use tools is awesome and by the looks of the huge card and words from the students, you made a very positive impact on them. Kudos to you!

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  12. I love that card you received from the students, Dan. Your new moniker may well be Dan, The Tool Man. :) Great photos today! The flag reflection in the puddle is multi-dimensional.

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  13. Now that’s a card to keep and cherish, Dan. No wonder it made you smile. Heck, it made me smile too. Kudos to you and Jennie.
    Thanks for including the reminder link for the writing challenge. I’m working on something for one of Brenda’s at Thoughts of a Wanderer.
    Hugs all around.

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  14. I love ‘Dan the Tool Man’. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Kids are so appreciative and honest. I did a photo presentation for a friends preschool class once, showing them animals from Costa Rica. They were the cutest thing. You’re a hero Dan. ❤️

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  15. How sweet of those kids to write this thank you note! Also sweet are the squirrel and its baby and that munching rabbit. We’ve had lots of rain and wind and the flowering tree blossoms are scattered here, there and everywhere.

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