Our current heat wave continues. At 5pm, we reached 28C/82F with a humidex of 34C/93F, and we continue to get warnings for heat, flash floods and high water. Looking at the weather radar, however, it doesn't look like the storms will hit us. We'll be lucky to get rain. Usually, these systems come in from … Continue reading Coping with the heat: building a screen “door”
I am actually not sure I would even call making this hair pin "carving"! I used the natural shape of the piece of wood, and just sort of whittled away a bit. The wood was already very close to the size needed. I didn't take a "before" picture, but you can see what the branch … Continue reading Wood carving: lilac wood hair pin
Today, I finally got the riding mower in to the shop for some TLC. We finally got to use the new ramps my brother bought me. ❤ The girls and I had to take the middle seats out of the van (one of the first things we did after buying the van was take out … Continue reading Better than I expected
I missed my daily post yesterday. The day was pretty much a total write off! This is largely why... This screencap was taken shortly before 1pm. We were at 30C/86F with a humidex of 37C/98F, but we easily reached the expected high of 33C/91F and humidex of 39C/102F by the end of the afternoon. The … Continue reading Heat wave continues
I am happy to say that, thanks to my awesome, awesome daughter (and an amazing sale at Ikea), we have a new stove! Still in it's box, but we've got it! 😀 Before heading out this morning, I measured the old stove. We're not too concerned about the dimensions, as the counters along that wall … Continue reading Almost there!
Oy, what a day it's been! Our high of the day was reached at about 4:30 pm! 32C/89F, with the humidex putting us at 36C/97F. We're not going to be cooling down much, even overnight, either. At least there's a wind, and on the weather radar, it looks like we'll at least get some rain … Continue reading Growing things, wins and losses
Today was our day to go into the city to do our big shopping trip. We didn't finish. We currently have more weather warnings. This time for heat! I took the above screenshot shortly before 4:30pm. We might actually go a bit higher before it starts cooling down. 30C/86F is hot enough, but check out … Continue reading Heat Wave
I am happy to say that I have finally finished my first attempt at carving! Yay! My trip into town was successful, in that I found a teeny tiny tip for my Dremel. Saffron made sure to check it out, too! I discovered something when I went to put it on my Dremel, though. It … Continue reading Carving progress: it’s finished!
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Today, I got some really good progress on my practice carving, using the spoon blank that came with my carving kit. Also, the basement is nice and cool. 🙂 I was down to cutting the last few divots out of the morel mushroom on the end of the spoon, so that didn't take long. I … Continue reading Spoon carving progress