I just want to say Happy new Year to all my LJ buddies and any other members willing to read this blog. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas too. I should to be back participating with you by mid-Feb. I haven’t been on LJ for awhile now having had a bunch of non-life threatening operations (dental/eyes). I’ve had the lens replaced on my left eye and they are doing the right one sometime in January. Meanwhile I have good vision in one eye now. This summer I was busy helping my son sell his house and move to Sweden. This is a picture of his new house there. The Norwegian flag was placed there by neighbors as a welcome sign. They are located in the North of Sweden in Lycksele county.
The video below shows some strange creatures in their back yard eating their trees and then crossing over to the neighbors place.
I did manage to make make a series of new (read strange) turning tools for a new project in November. It took me so long that I didn’t make any Christmas presents this year except to help my 12 year old grandson to make a key cabinet for his other grandmother.
My ‘special turning project’ isn’t beautiful or original, but it is technically very challenging (for me). When and if I succeed with this project I will share it with you, as some of you might find it interesting and want to try it out. My first thought was that Mafe might like this one as he is so much more skilled in tool making than myself and I am sure many more of you (maybe most of you) probably are too.
I’m looking forward to catching up with what you folks have been up to since I’ve been away.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.