... literally and figuratively.
If you’ve been following the weather (or live in the northeast) you are no doubt aware of all the rain and flooding we’re dealing with this week. There was a landslide almost in my backyard closing a state highway. Five days later, and it’s still closed. A clean up crew came monday (while schools were closed and businesses were shut down) and attempted what clean up they could manage before instability threated them… thus, the clean up will wait, and wait… the weeks over, and we have finally seen our first days of sunshine.
The rivers are higher than people remember in decades even considering the massive flooding we had statewide (twice) last year. The first was considered a “100 year storm”. Our house is fine, but when I heard of the landslide on the radio (an out of town station) I feared (and not out of the question) that it would be our stone wall that has fallen 100+ feet (we “lost” some of it in the previous year, reparations are still incomplete…)
Thanks to the weather, I found myself with an unexpected day off earlier this week (between the rains… so I finally made my pilgrimage to the nearest Woodcraft. Was I ever the proverbial kid in a candy store! Why did I wait so long (oh yes, my wallet).
Intending to save on shipping and handling, I picked up some new pen kits, and assorted neccessities. Some new parallel clamps too – upgrade for the Box making “class” (and blog series)!
I had such a great time there, I went twice (again because of my wallet – or lack thereof). Nothing like spending the whole day in the car (and the “saved” shipping and handling money on gas) – in part due to my own stupidity, as well as some long and winding detours… but at least I have some new things to play with this weekend! I’d still be waiting for the mail.
In addition to figuring out my 5th or 6th serious attempt at the Thorsen table (mentally).. I’ve also dreamed up some more great projects to pile on my already overloaded plate.
My muse must be like the proverbial Italian grandmother… but instead of Eat, Eat! it’s Create, Create!