You recognize that mountain if you read me at all, but the new place is across town so now we have a slightly different view of it.
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It came a little bit rough around the edges, but that’s what the reviews all said and I was expecting it. Just sanded and oiled the handle and it already feels like it’s worth another 20 bucks. When I get around to sharpening up the blade, it’ll be up to a Bruks*!
I’ve never done any wood finishing, it was kinda fun to see it go from “serviceable” to “smooth as a baby’s bottom.”
*ok, probably not, but still a dandy Swedish axe for half the price
This blog is, anyway. Here’s a repost of my very first weird music video, from December 4, 2009
Still pretty great music, still mind-boggling that I’m still talking however infrequently into the aether.
So my dog chewed up her old rope tug toy, so I went on amazon to find a replacement. While I was there, I remembered that I lost my trusty estwing axe somewhere along the line, and thought I should probably look at axes. Then, since my brother the programer computer nerd was sitting next to me I asked him about building a new computer, since my laptop, while still a very good compy, is now three and a half years old (remember when my old one killed itself?) and starting to act a bit funny during startup. Then I realized that it’s black Friday and there’s deals all over the place. Now I’ve got over a thousand dollars worth of parts and pieces in my cart, along with a nice looking little Husqvarna axe, and two dog ropes, since as I was sitting here the dog went to the toy box and pulled out the little puppy rope buried in the bottom. All I can say now is [rationalize]I’ve been thinking about building a new computer for a year now[/rationalize] and boy, those are really expensive dog toys when you add up the incidental costs…
Mother’s birthday was this week, so lots of restaurant food for supper as people take her out to celebrate. Spending lots of time at the new place, painting the barn so the insurance will cover it (important), general improvements just so you can live there, skipping meals in favor of more yardwork. Not drinking enough water while you’re out there. Worrying about the dog, who started to figure out how to open the gate to the yard. Staying up too late trying to fit a little bit of Minecraft in with my friend to unwind. Getting up early to go back out and do my fieldwork. Tired but not sleepy, hungry but vaguely nauseous. What is it that hippies talk about? Chi? Biorythm? I think mine is gone.
I find that it’s been quite a while since I did a real post. You know, something with words in it, strung together into sentences. But between doing a bit more fieldwork than normal, getting ready to move–assuming everything goes according to plan, and then just trying to stay sane (an ongoing process), it’s kinda hard to get worked up enough about anything to write about. Maybe by next spring the crazies will have died down enough? In the meantime, I hope you don’t mind having just the occasional dog picture or random music video.
As for me, it’s already changed (for the worse) once, and will change again sometime next year, according to the letters I keep getting from the health insurance company, begging me to sign up for something or another.