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November 30, 2017

Yarn and a niddy noddy.

When I bought my drop spindle a few weeks ago I knew exactly what I was going to do. I wanted to make yarn and I wanted to incorporate the fur from our beautiful dog Jake. He was the most amazing Siberian husky and I loved him very much.

Jake beca...

November 29, 2017

Metal on metal action

On day 71 I wanted to do something that wasn't terribly physical. My tree chopping adventure on day 70 was exhausting. Today I needed to use more brain and less braun. 

What did I choose?

Welding

You might be surprised that a person who enjoys bl...

November 28, 2017

Day 70

One dead tree and a few sharp axes.

Today's adventure was not without a tiny bit of excitement. I've never chopped down a tree before and I'll be honest when I say I'd still be out there if I didn't have a bit of muscle helping me swing those axes. 

On day 70 we at...

November 28, 2017

Kama Sutra

Ha! Did I get your attention?

Day 69 did not include the Indian Hindu book of love but it did involve twisting, spinning and winding around and around. Today I turned a big pile of wool and fur into yarn.

This time last year we said goodbye to our sweet dog Jak...

November 26, 2017

Grout

When you start a really big project there are milestones that you can't wait to hit and once you experience them a sense of relief comes from accomplishing your goals. In my bathroom, it all started with a drip in the kitchen ceiling. When this happened we had no...

November 25, 2017

It's a Jeep thing!

I've heard this from a few people and the itsajeepthing hashtag has popped up a couple of times on my instagram and twitter feeds. I've never driven a Jeep so today I attacked the experience with vigor. 

We visited a local dealership and walked th...

November 24, 2017

I survived black Friday shopping by spending time with my kids again.

They are masters of so many things and I can't imagine where they got that from.

Today I got to add some pretty cool features to my miniature killing machines. In my head I was just finishing up an exp...

November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 and it's the 65th day of this adventure. Our family of four is back in the same house and I've got a sense of gratitude, also I hear the sounds of grown men behaving like children and it's music to my ears. 

My youngest man-child is home from trav...

November 23, 2017

Mini painting

I've waited quite a few years to paint miniature wargame figures. My kids have gamed for a while now and it's fair to say that I've avoided this on purpose.

Why? I just don't enjoy miniature war gaming. 

What I do enjoy is spending time with my kids and...

November 21, 2017

Tile

Today, for the first time in the history of me, I cut and set my own bullnose tile. 

I've been looking forward to this for so very long. I know at 49 I should have had this experience by now but I've been super busy and needed an actual project to tile. 

For the...

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