Odd title I know, but bear with me here.
My wife and I are in the home stretch with our utility room remodel so have been able to get my workshop back into some semblance of order. I’ve also been able to mount my VFD to the wall and get the Unisaw in place with the T2 fence mounted. The workshop is still in disarray until this remodel is completed so I cannot get to a lot of my equipment just yet. However, life has introduced another wrinkle that we are dealing with.
My 87 year old mother who has been confined to a bed for the last 9 months is probably on her way to a nursing home and I’m having a hard time coming to grips with that.
You see, my brother and his wife, me and my wife have been caring for mom these last 9 months. Basically I stay with her every morning while he works then in the afternoon once he is done I go to work. All the in-between-times both our wives take care of her.BTW, you really know you’ve married an angel when you see your wife tend to your own mother’s basic needs. It really takes all 4 of us to make this work. A few weeks ago my sister-in-law’s cancer returned and now we just cannot provide the necessary care for mom that she needs.
So, the whole business of getting her to a facility that can take care of her is so depressing. In fact, that is how I spent most of Mother’s Day weekend, trying to find a place that we all feel comfortable having mom stay. It is during these “low” times I like to escape to the workshop and a little therapy but as I said I can’t do much until the remodel is complete.
Below are some pictures of what I have been able to do recently.
Here’s the VFD mounted with the disconnect switch.
Here are the Unisaw’s electrical guts that have been replaced by the VFD.
Here’s the T2 fence mounted. I love the fence! And I love the saw! I’ve made a few cuts with it and all I can say is, 3HP/3 phase power is a lovely thing!
-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas