I had received an email from the Evil Twin about a week or so ago that included a link to an item he was interested in owning. Since he is turning 50 this year (in July) and he has wanted this thing since he was 9, I felt it was appropriate to order it for him:
Here's the link he sent me: Big Frankie.
I thought it was a figure. He is into all the Universal monsters and the horror films from the 30s, 40s and 50s. So, I ordered it.
He had been concerned that, since it was a re-issue, that it would be quick to sell out and may not be available by the time his actual birthday rolls around.
It arrived on Thursday and that's when I realized it isn't just a figure at all, it is a model kit. One that has to be built and painted.
So, he spent a good portion of Saturday and Sunday working on his model - he loves this kind of thing....
However, it left me a model kit widow for most of the weekend.
He works on these things in his workshop room downstairs, so that leaves me upstairs to tend to the kids.
And trust me, even though they are 8 years apart in age, they bicker like any other siblings.
It gets maddening after a while.
I just tried to block it out as I continued to do my Sunday crossword puzzle and cryptoquip.
Eventually, he decided to take a break and join the rest of us.
Just in time for me to start dinner. I did Easy Beef and Broccoli, but added sugar snap peas, onions, and water chestnuts. This dish is always a winner for my crew.
Who knew a little ol' family from West Virginia would be addicted to Hoisin sauce? I had never even heard of it before this recipe (I always add extra!).
So where will the Evil Twin's Frankenstein model end up once it is complete? Enquiring minds want to know....
Around here, who knows?
Might be here:
Probably not. That's the tin litho robot shelves.
But, you just don't know what you might see around here at any turn.
These are all down in the Evil Twin's office and man den. I often say, "Our house is a museum.... The Addams Family!" LOL.
I'll be sure to post pics of the final model that the Evil Twin builds and paints. I'm not sure how many hours he'll have to put into it. But, it makes me happy that he's doing a hobby he loves and with a model kit he has waited 41 years to get his hands on.