Thursday, August 30, 2007

summer bummer

Have I mentioned yet this summer how much I hate hot weather? Well, if not, here ya go: I hate it!!!!! Over all this summer has been decent but we get these spells where it's just unbearable. Yesterday was 108, today was close to that. It barely gets below 80 at night, so nothing really cools off. It was so hot last night I didn't fall asleep til almost 3am (the mosquito in my room wasn't helping matters). Bleh! Almost lost one of the big chickens today to the heat. The bantams take it pretty well but the big girls suffer. Luckily I got to her in time and ran cold water all over her until she was able to stand and her expression returned to that of a normal (although hot) chicken. Everything is lethargic, including me! This'll put a damper on my normal "spend the whole day at the fair" plans. Yuck, I'll be lucky to make it til lunchtime before I give up and come home. Oh well, I guess the only requirements are that I get the birds in and have a cinnamon roll! ;-) (Some traditions cannot be messed with).

Anyway, not much to say really. I'm working on experimental stuff with scrimshaw but it's not anything fun to look at, I'm just trying out different inks and paints and learning about drying times and sealants and blah blah. I think I'll order some micarta and see what I think of working on that, so that in the future I can tell people whether or not I like it.

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