Name: Casa Turrent 1880 Claro Double Robusto
Size: Gordo (6 1/2 inches x 55)
Lately, I’ve been mentally tired but physically energetic. For that reason, I may not be able to rigorously explain what I’m going through. In fact, I can argue that I have been dealing with a brain fog for years. The amount of alcohol I consume could be one of the causes. But that’s a story for another day. The good news is that I’m still able to read ‘heavy’ books and understand them.
On the other hand, ever since we entered spring and the sun started to shine, I’ve been feeling, as I mentioned above, physically energetic. I have the urge to build and restore things, to carry things from one place to another, to use an axe and a hammer, to do push-ups and sit-ups, to organize and reorganize my books, to paint walls and canvases, to build campfires and grill meat, and more…
I was proud of myself this week when I somewhat restored a vintage (could also be an antique) Singer sewing machine. What I did was simple but time consuming. I removed the rust using anti-rust oil, painted the steel parts of the table, and sprayed lacquer on the wood. I did not touch the actual sewing machine, however. I only wiped the dust off it. After that, I put the pieces together with my father-in-law… and there you go.
The serial number of this Singer machine is Y7454520, so it’s pretty old. I did a quick research, and it looks like it was manufactured in 1930. It belonged to my wife’s grandfather. It now sits in our apartment under the stairs, somewhere everyone who visits our home can see.
(Of course, when the work was done, I celebrated with a cigar.)