About a year ago, I blogged about waiting for winter here in Winona, MN. Oh, we know it is coming, but it is always anyone’s guess when and how much. This year, November gave us a few cold nights, but nothing in the way of snow. In fact, I didn’t put my fishing boat into storage until Nov. 26….and that was a pretty nice day, too. During that last week, I got out fishing three times and brought home some nice messes of crappies. The neighbors love getting a meal of filleted fish.
Now, both the car and the truck have their spaces back, except when I need more shop space for my wood projects. I now have a lathe and a router table to take up space, and my lumber piles are out of control. I admit to being a lumber hoarder…but I don’t want to be cured. Every time I need a little piece of wood for a project, I seem to find it in my hoard, and I congratulate myself on being so frugal and having great foresight.
The holidays are approaching fast, and I have been making toys, boxes, candle holders, Christmas trees, sleds, etc with a fervor that I don’t seem to have the rest of the year. The garage/shop is cold, but I can stand a half hour at a time when a Christmas gift for my grandson is the motivation.
Happy Holidays every body at LJ….keep the sawdust flying.
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