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my dad can fix anything

  • Posted Aug. 10, 2007 by Julia Gotz Viewed 1410 times

I asked to borrow his saw to make a cat door, and this is how it turned out - dad here with his toolbox, making the cat door, and then fixing everything else in the place that needed his expertise.

He didn't want me to borrow the saw and do it myself because “it takes a steady hand”. I ask (rhetorically) “how can you DEVELOP a steady hand except by sawing?” and he answers “Filing metal. I developed a steady hand filing metal”. Well, what am I going to say to that?

I'm looking through the newly cut opening. As usual, there is Gordie at my dad's feet, watching him when he's working. He's really my father's cat. On my birthday last year, I went with my parents to get ONE kitten, and chose Jack. My mother thought Jack might get lonely. My father chose Gordie. Gordie seems to know this.

Looking for something in the toolbox. Once more into the breach!

"You can't repair a broken post with glue! You need a dowel to make it strong again. Don't have a dowel? I'll make something fit."

How much I love these hands!

Aha. This will do it.

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    • # Monika

      This is one of your most powerful, touching, heartwarming portrait I`ve seen from you! Probably, because your model is a very important person for you... and you took so much care of the perspectives, even small details. His lough is great on the first and I like his concentration on no. 7! And he must be a wise man! (I would love to photograph my father too, but I cant anymore, You are lucky)!

      2007.08.18 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Toby Hinshaw

      Just terrific. The last photo is my favorite. The look on his face and hands at work are a terrific combination.

      2007.08.16 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Kris

      what an amazing and touching post. every image is so powerful on it's own.. and when you combine them... they provide a strength and warmth that only the love of a daughter for her father can provide. what a wonderful wonderful set.

      2007.08.14 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jendayee

      Touching post ! They want to be useful and it's great he had this opportunity ! At home it would be my mum doing this :)))

      2007.08.14 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Pixelpunk10010

      There is just so much character in this set. Im sure I cant add anything more wonderful than what people have already said, but I love it.

      2007.08.10 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Lisa

      Wonderful set. You father is a so awesome. Gordie knows which side his bread is buttered on! Funny how animals attach themselves to someone, you'd think it would be the person feeding them but it's not always the case.

      2007.08.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Tim

      This is wonderful,,i love people like that, loved this set!

      2007.08.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Matheus G. Reis

      Hi, Julia.

      That is a great, lovely post. And you managed to take pictures that convey this great thing about dads I cannot put my finger on, but it´s there.

      Congratulations twice: for being lucky of having a great dad and for taking this amazing series.

      Keep shooting.

      2007.08.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Stormfish

      once again, you deserve the title of most private investigator of sensitive insight into animated living beings.... :-)

      2007.08.09 Edited Reply Cancel

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