Wednesday Not Woodworking

Lately I haven’t been in the shop much.

Winter time weather has arrived here California.  Which for us is a little rain and colder temps.  This affects my woodworking as part of my shop is in the unheated carport and when temperatures drop below 55, it’s not fun working there and things like glue and finish don’t work so well.  Production levels will be falling and Wednesdays will have fewer posts.

Then this last weekend I had a bad cold.

Thanksgiving weekend before that, our Spottie kitty had to have emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage.  She’d eaten some long dry fountain grass and it got stuck in her throat and stomach.  We spent many hours (and dollars) at the emergency veteran hospital.  The good news is that she’s fine now.

Well, there will be a few sunny afternoons where I can get an hour or two of wood work done, but I’ll have to slow down on the bigger projects until spring. I do have a small indoor workshop with a heater where I can do some scroll saw and marquetry work – and possibly move bigger outside projects to do glue ups in the warm.

I’ll also be doing more writing,

and digging up that fountain grass in the yard.



About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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26 Responses to Wednesday Not Woodworking

  1. restlessjo says:

    Wishing you a peaceful festive season, Andrew. I saw your comment over at Deborah’s about the fires and I, along with many others, watched in horror as they swept your homeland. So glad you can now move forward from this. 🙂

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  2. So sorry about Spotty kitty. How could you tell something was wrong? And no space heater in the workshop?

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  3. CJ Hartwell says:

    Oh, poor Spottie! I’m glad she’s doing better. Our Merricat had a cold recently which I had no idea cats could get. I felt bad for her but honestly, cat sneezes are adorable.
    By the way, today it’s sunny and 21 degrees. Amazing how that’s actually a nice day for me now. 😉


  4. Poor Spottie-kitty, and your poor pocketbook. I assume veterinarians are as expensive in the States as they are in Canada. I’m glad everything turned out okay, though!

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  5. I had a cold on Thanksgiving Day. Hubs had to make dinner. I felt bad for him, but then I really felt BAD… Yikes about your kitty! That must have been scary for all involved. So maybe you could write about something else on Wednesday besides woodworking… Just sayin’…

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  6. lorieb says:

    I would feel bad for you, but I’m from Ottawa (Canada) and am a landscaper, our winter season seems to last forever!!

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  7. Of course you have to workshops. Who doesn’t? And I am glad kitty is feeling better.

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  8. The winter colds are making their rounds; I’ve been down with a nasty cold too. Glad kitty is doing well though.

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  9. I’m glad to hear that your kitty is doing better. It can be a helpless feeling when they are not well and in need of care.

    I like your attitude about the onset of Winter. You are not being denied working in the woodshop, you are presented with the opportunity to do more writing.

    A positive mindset is an attractive quality, Andrew. Thanks for being such a good example.

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  10. dorannrule says:

    Looking forward to the “more writing” phase.

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  11. cindy knoke says:

    Fountain grass will basically never die. I hope your kitty lives.

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  12. Pied Type says:

    Oh I’m so glad your kitty is okay! Dry fountain grass definitely wouldn’t work as normal feline greens.

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