I was working outside on those steps today. Bright sunny day, some wind
blowing and chill in the air. Due to some large maple trees in the area, I
was being blasted by maple "helicopters". All my work kept getting them all
over. They kept geting under the sander. Even my hair gets full of them.
Any fantasy I have of finishing the steps outside will not work. I have have
to clean a spot in somebody elses garage to finish them. All compliments of
a feverishly producing maple tree.
<grumble, grumble, bitch, bitch>
Squirrels are trying to tell us something ... they're bombing the crap
out of me with green pecans. I move, they move ... deadly accurate
little bastards, and they know it's too early for squirrel gumbo!
In the old days ... the real old days, in school, didn't they teach
squirrel shooting, how to skin them and make gumbo and mittens?
Ahh, them good old days, when a modern stove was a duel fuel model - an
Enterprise - running on wood and oil
If a rabbit bothered your garden, it was considered proper to shoot it....
My how times have changed.
Don't know if Autumn is here there, but it seems that we have bypassed
it here. A couple days ago it was 90f, today we had an inch and a half
"We need to make a sacrifice to the gods, find me a young virgin... oh, and
bring something to kill"
Nothing like waking up to a heavy snowstorm and having to shovel all
the sidewalks around the church 3 times during the morning. Today it
is gorgeous and clear, but only about 55. Overnight it was in the low
20's. After almost 8 years here I'm getting used to the weird weather
transitions, but it is still a bit of a jar.
My laptop knows me too well - it just announced "your battery is low!"
Yeah. Got the first drum of kerosene in for the shop heat ($2.59 per
Finishing up the exterior painting before it gets too cold. Got an
infrared thermometer to help squeeze the most out of the days left.
Good tool and the cats like chasing the laser dot.
Got a mixed load of about 700 bf cherry/maple for this winter's
projects. Tuned up the bandsaw and put on a nice fresh Woodslicer for
Fixed the roof leaks on the shop - for now.
Bring it on.
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