A “new” pair of glider chairs await fire-filled summer nights at the Steinke household.

A late, s’mores-fueled night was the straw that finally broke the camel’s back on project season 2021.

I had yet to finish (or start) any significant projects in the garage this year when a loose, weathered seat board met its timely demise during a backyard barbecue farewell for a couple of friends.

Andy Steinke is features editor at The Herald-Palladium. Email him about your projects at, or follow him on Twitter @DecodingDadhood.