It was cold here as well. But then I came down with a cold and have been feeling miserable for about two weeks. In the middle of that I crashed my laptop. I've had a hard time trying to get back in to all my sites (like this one) on my old laptop. The one I usually use is now in the computer repair shop. Hope to get it back next week.
It's been a quiet week here in Lake Wobegon, Minnesota...my home town, out on the prairie.
John the luthier hasn't been seen all week. It's was presumed by some townsfolk that he was either sick or dead. Carl Krebsbach went to call on him last Monday, and found that he was NOT dead, although John told Carl he felt like it at times. John has since made a near-complete recovery from his head cold.
That's the news from Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.
I've been busy working on my tax return, getting hearing aids adjusted, attending meetings with counselors over a misguided and troublesome grandson, and any other distraction that comes along. I did change plans a little on the bowed psaltery stands I've been making and last week I was able to get one ready for finishing if the purchaser doesn't want to apply a finish herself. While I was building the last stand, I cut out parts for a second stand, so I have another stand to finish building. There was some economy in cutting out multiple pieces while the saws, router, and drill press were set up for a given piece. I also learned I need to make some changes on my previous constructions, so I have a little work on two previous stands. I hope to get all "stand" work done next week. Working on stands is like working on furniture, I think instruments are easier to build. My wife wants me to build a coffee table out of mahogany next, but I'd prefer to either fix my Guitaro autoharp or work on a new dulcimer. We'll see how that discussion proceeds.
Up to my eyeballs with guests at our Airbnb. Second month is a row with no open nights! Playing some dulcimer when time allows. Got an inquiry last week Friday to play for an assisted living memory care facility. Last Sunday my best buddy and guitar/banjo player wh lives down the dock from my boat, had a heart attack -- relatively minor, all in all. They put in a stent. He's recovering at a friend's house because he can't get in/out of his boat.