I’ve begun to think of Cheltenham Road as the Brigadoon of blogs.* It will pop up every now and again and if you’re lucky (or Gene Kelly) you’ll see it!
* (If you’re not up on your 1950s musical references, Brigadoon is a show about a magical Scottish village that, due to a curse, only appears for one day every 100 years. There is a movie version with Gene Kelly. In my formative, childhood years, there was only one music-playing device in our house and it was located in the living room. My family loved musical theatre so while other kids were blasting, I don’t know, AC-DC, I was becoming fully conversant in The Music Man, The King and I, Camelot and an odd one called Tenderloin about prostitutes in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. I and my sisters happily sang along even though we really didn’t understand what the lyric “hitting the streets again” implied till much later).
Of course, Brigadooning (it’s a word!) the blog isn’t my goal at all but I’ve been waylaid by both my own issues and computer issues.
On the “I did it to myself” front I thought Jan/Feb would be slow so I totally tore apart the garage…you know, where I do all my work. But I was wrong and it has been crazy busy with store orders and the garage has remained in the “worse before it gets better” phase for longer than I anticipated and I CANT FIND ANYTHING!!!!
But, on the plus side, I also bought the world’s most expensive table saw.
The Saw Stop has really astounding technology that will stop the blade if it senses, perhaps, your finger is about to be cut off. Here’s a demo if you’re intrigued – it really is amazing.
It does cost a lot but I decided that, since I work by myself most of the time and am dealing with my own, um, uncoordinatedeness (it’s a word!) in combination with the potential of Zen: Cat Assassin popping up it was a very good investment. As a bonus it would also relieve my father’s concerns about me ending up lying dead on the driveway. So Win-Win. But it has taken me a week to put it together.
image from Heritage Pallets.com
Bonus! It came on a pallet so I can make some pallety sort of thing……someday….as soon as I make the saw work……
On the “not my fault” side my computer is toast.
Not totally toast yet, more like really warm bread. But, bottom line it ain’t gonna recover and I have to get a new one. So, in the meantime it takes about 5 minutes to save a document or make a change and my internet connection is excitingly random. The computer also refuses to “live in the moment” and keeps reverting to thinking it is August of 1994 which means it can’t connect with websites because, and this is the actual text from the Failure Screen, they “exist in the future.” Which is kind of cool in a time-travel sort of way but also really annoying.
So that’s me. Look for a post tomorrow (internet connection willing) about my latest mod-podge-rocks project which will look familiar to you regular readers….familiar yet more mod-podgy.
Thanks for your patience.
I am not being compensated by Saw Stop for this post. However, I’m REALLY open to the idea.