The past few years Mother Nature has spoiled me rotten. Winters here in Pennsylvania have been mild with warmer than normal temperatures and little or no snow to speak of. I was always able to keep my garage heated with nothing only a small kerosene heater, but not this winter.
I would use this time of year to do most of my wood working because when it is warm and there isn’t ice on the water, I’d rather be fishing. When it is hot, my MS won’t allow me to stay in the heat for very long – saw blades and health issues do not mix! This winter cold temperatures have forced me to stay in the house and watch my “honey do list” grow, and grown, and grow. Temperatures are staying in the single digits or in the teens. One day we had a heat wave in the high 30’s, but that wasn’t warm enough to get me out of the house. This winter has me considering ripping out the walls in the garage and adding some insulation and installing a new door that would keep the cold outside where it belongs.
My lathe and chisels long to be used and the saw blades are hungry for some wood. I have picked up several “new” tools that need (and want) to be restored but the weather just won’t cooperate. I keep checking out all the projects here on LJ’s and long for the sound of the saw doing it’s job in my shop – if only it were to warm up…
Someday soon winter’s cold will head south for the summer and warmth will once again reign. I just hope it hurries up!
-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.