Wacky week here. Last week it was too hot and today we’ve got light rain. As promised, I snapped a couple of shots of the planter box. This is an addition to the deck. It’s not finished, but hopefully I’ll have time this weekend to put on the last couple of boards.
Here’s the progress so far:
View facing the deck. You can see the back is missing to the box.
Looking down from the deck. Someday, nice plants will be here.
View of the inside. It has two levels.
That’s all that was going on in the shop this week. Likely there won’t be much next week, but I’ll have sometime.
If you need me – I’ll be in the shop,
It’s one of those weeks – some much running through my head and so little time to write about any of it. I sit here trying to write something for my weekly blog post and the choice is between spending time and energy researching and writing a killer post or going back out to the living room to be with my wife and our guests.
Energy, that’s the problem. I’ve been spending my time in other places this week, mostly with family. We have family visiting from out-of-town and in the evenings I’ve been spending time with them and weekends I’ve been the driver and tour guide. So now that pizza is done and evening’s entertainment is on the TV, I am sitting here staring at a page with little hope of writing.
I decided that I should take my own advice and “follow the energy.”
In this case that means return to living room to watch Lawrence Welk reruns and let my brain turn off.
This week our guests leave and I’ll get back to my writing activities. I have a few things I am thinking of writing about. Here’s a list what I am currently thinking about, let me know in the comments what you’d like to see me write about next week:
1. Today I saw an interesting play called, Homeward Bound, An Orphan Train Journey, at Tabard Theatre Company is about the orphan trains that took children from New York city to foster homes in the midwest and other parts of the country between 1853 and 1929. It’s an interesting part of American history I’ve just learned about. I should warn you, it was a two hanky play.
2. I found a great post on Self-Publishing I like to speak to: http://andreamalexander.com/2015/09/19/self-pub-discrimination-deserved-or-unfair/
3. I am still working on a post I’ve titled, “Fourth Dimensional Writing.” It’s in its third rewrite. I am thinking the fourth rewrite will get posted.
4. As a follow-up to my post, “How to Get Me to Read Your Blog,” I have some thoughts on, “How to Annoy Me with Your Blog.”
5. Then there’s this post about redwood trees that keeps running though my brain.
Yeah, likely I’ll write about cats next.
Till next week,
Been awhile since I’ve mentioned a fellow blogger’s post, but I’ve got an interesting one this week. Joni over at Thepauser posted this interesting post: The New Guard: The Moment and The Message
Seems like everyone is taking pictures of everything lately. The question is, “At what point does documenting an event take you out of the moment and take away from you from being connected to the moment?” Joni explores this question with an example of something that happened to her.
I often wonder at what point does taking photos at an event take away from experiencing an event. I am one of those who doesn’t take many pictures, unless I am intentionally wanting to share an event. For example sometimes I take detail photos of a hike so I can blog about it, but there are times I just need to be in the woods with my thoughts and leave the camera in my pack.
With all the high-tech gadgets and distractions, I think we all need a little more disconnect in our lives. Let me know what you think.
I haven’t been in the workshop much this month. I do have plenty of excuses though: We have house guests, it’s been hot, work’s been busy, and there’s this book editing I’ve been doing…
Still, I’ve made some progress on my shop cart. The top has been installed and I put on the dowels to hold the hose and extension cord. Here are a couple of pictures:
Air hose and power cord now have a home.
Side by side with my table saw. The cart is the same height and can be used as a out-feed/in feed/side feed for the table saw.
Someday this will house a set of drawers for my nailers and supplies. Someday.
You can see that the cart has already been put to use. I am building a planter box for the back garden and this cart is coming in very handy for that project. Planter pictures next week.
If you need me – I’ll be in the shop,